If you have a Tween in your house, then you have to read my review about Lost in Lexicon: An Adventure in Words and Numbers.
My Tween loves to read, and it hasn’t always been his favorite thing to do. When I was asked to check out this book, that is written by Pendred Noyce and Illustrated by Joan Charles, I wasn’t too sure on what to expect. My kids are kind of picky on what they read, and especially at that age, if mom picks a book, well you can already say you don’t like it, just because…
So, a few weeks ago we got this book in the mail and it took me only a few minutes of convincing my Tween, that he should read this book for me.
He took the book one evening and that was the last I’ve seen of the book, he finished it in 2 nights and was excited to tell all his friends in school and his teacher about Lost in Lexicon: An Adventure in Words and Numbers.
He loved reading the book and the special thing about Lost in Lexicon: An Adventure in Words and Numbers, this book has numbers and math problems written into the story. How cool is that. My Tween is a math whiz, so, he truly enjoyed the story and it was more than just “reading” a book, he had to figure out the math. Which was his favorite part, a story that combines his love to math with his need to read.. perfect.
Now let me tell you a little about the Book:
When Aunt Adelaide sends thirteen-year-old cousins Ivan and Daphne on a treasure hunt in the rain, they never expect to stumble into a whole new world–an enchanting land where words and numbers run wild. They are surprised again when the first people they meet beg them to find Lexicon’s missing children, who have wandered off, bewitched by lights in the sky.
Trekking between villages in search of clues, the cousins encounter a plague of punctuation, a curious creature, a fog of forgetting, the Mistress of Metaphor, a panel of poets, and the illogical mathematicians of Irrationality. But when a careless Mathemystical reflects them across the border into the ominous Land of Night, their peril deepens.
Kidnapped, imprisoned, and mesmerized–with time running out–will Daphne and Ivan find a way to solve the mystery of lights in the sky and restore the lost children of Lexicon to their homes?
About the Author:
Pendred Noyce is a doctor and educator. She loves to ski, read, hike, do logic puzzles and travel. She hasn’t been to Australia or Antarctica yet. She has five children but no pets, and she lives near Boston, Massachusetts, with the parts of her family, that haven’t already grown up.
This is just a wonderful Chapter book for your Tween to read, I actually bought a few copies for Christmas for Family and friends to give from my Tween, that’s how much he enjoyed the Book.
This Lost in Lexicon: An Adventure in Words and Numbers book can be purchased through Amazon.com or at your favorite Bookstore and retails for $12.95, which makes this 359 pages full of mystery and adventures, an affordable book. It also would fit neatly in a Christmas stocking
I also did a little re-search online and on Amazon.com this book has 5 Stars out of 5… and I totally agree with all the comments left for this book, just a wonderful story.
I was provided with the Book listed above for my honest review. All opinions are 100% my own and no other compensation was provided.