This book is the perfect book to introduce the world of ciphers and cryptography. It is written in easy to understand, yet engaging text. It takes the reader through history noting examples of code makers and code breakers, such as Caesar, Morse, Freemasons, Benedict Arnold, Kryptos, Enigma, Bletchley Park, Cyber Security, etc. Along the way there are codes for the reader to try their skills and solve, culminating in one final code at the end of the book. There is a bibliography for further reading and an index for easy referencing. The text is broken up with pictures, cartoons, and relevant tangential text boxes. It is the perfect blend of history, math, science, and mystery.
This well thought-out book would be perfect for those who love to write and crack codes, along with history buffs and mystery lovers alike. Those who like National Treasure movies or the bookGeorge Washington’s Secret Six would find this book intriguing.
This book was sent to Compass Book Ratings for review by Bloomsbury Children’s Books
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