Pedley is growing up in the best and worst of all worlds.
When he scales vertical walls just to prove it can be done, he finds a high, narrow perch where he can catch his breath. There, his attention is drawn to a leather strap rooted in the mortar between bricks. What could be buried in the mortar on the other end of the strap? When he digs the mortar away, the mystery begins, for buried between the bricks is a warn leather pouch and inside the pouch is a hinged box lined in velvet that holds ... did you guess an antique watch with a secret of its own? Reuben is determined to solve its secret, to discover how it works and to follow the clue that leads to surprising answers and more secrets.
As you read The Secret Keepers, you will not be able to resist following Reuben into a mystery unlike any other. Put your problem solving expertise to work and, with him, delve into one secret after another. What is the danger that the watch holds? How can a poor kid with no friends and no money become the one who stands face-to-face with the most evil man in the world and attempts to out-think him?
The Secret Keepers is a novel set in a metropolis that is ruled by an evil, selfish man armed, with a powerful magical antique watch that is identical to the one Reuben found on the ledge.
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An 85-page unit, perfect for lesson planning and handouts or projection on your SmartBoard for The Secret Keepers is now available with a 53-slide Jeopardy-type game! IIncluded are these Kids Wings Activities rooted and extending comprehension in this amazing story:
Discussion Cards for Part I
Mystery Quotes to Memorize:
“Without mysteries, life would be very dull indeed. What would be left to strive for if everything were known?” Charles deLint
"Uncertainty and mystery are energies of life. Don't let them scare you unduly, for they keep boredom at bay and spark creativity.” R.I. Fitzhenry
“The most beautiful thing we can experience is the mysterious. It is the source of all true art and science.” Albert Einstein
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