The Secret Box by Whitaker RingwaldThe Secret Box by Whitaker Ringwald

The Secret Box

byWhitaker Ringwald

Paperback | February 24, 2015

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The Secret Box is a Junior Library Guild selection and the first in an irresistible middle grade series that will delight fans of Dan Gutman, Wendy Mass, and Trenton Lee Stewart.

What starts as a fun quest to open a mysterious birthday present quickly turns crazy and dangerous when Jax and her cousin Ethan discover themselves at the center of a special magical legacy. Soon they realize the secret box was not intended as a gift, but as call for help that they alone can answer.

Readers will love the page-turning mystery, hilarious girl and boy narrators, and clever incorporation of mythology—and lingering questions will leave them eager for more.

Before becoming an author, Whitaker Ringwald was certified as World's Greatest Snowball Maker and developed a nonstick peanut butter formula in conjunction with lauded Ig Nobel scientists. Whitaker spends six months of every year in a deep sea submersible trying to film live footage of giant squids. But giant squids are hard to come by...
Title:The Secret BoxFormat:PaperbackDimensions:320 pages, 7.62 × 5.12 × 0.64 inPublished:February 24, 2015Publisher:HarperCollinsLanguage:English

The following ISBNs are associated with this title:

ISBN - 10:0062216155

ISBN - 13:9780062216151


Rated 3 out of 5 by from caught my daughter's interest this was one of the series that helped turn my reluctant reader into a book monster. used to have trouble getting her to sit down with a book and enjoy reading. finally found this series and discovered her niche of fiction style. adventure and mystery. not too heavy or scary, enough of a whodunit to keep her guessing, and before we knew it, she was hooked. decent pace to the story helps keep kids hooked so they don't lose interest. kid-mystery - give it a try
Date published: 2016-12-11

Editorial Reviews

“The first-person narrative alternates among the protagonists: frizzy-haired Jax, the impulsive leader; introverted Ethan, always her sidekick; and his obnoxious video game-making older brother, Tyler. The action is fast-paced and the suspense is real.”