Lost in Lexicon by Pendred Noyce
An Adventure in Words and Numbers

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"If this is an adventure, we should just plunge in..."

When thirteen-year-old cousins Ivan and Daphne go on a treasure hunt in the rain one summer day, they never expect to stumble into a whole new world where words and numbers run wild.

After the cousins outwit a plague of punctuation, grateful villagers beg them to find Lexicon's missing children, who have been enticed away by dancing lights in the sky. Trekking between villages in search of clues, the cousins encounter a talking thesaurus, a fog of forgetting, the Mistress of Metaphor, a panel of poets, feuding parts of speech, and the illogical mathematicians of Irrationality. 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 Ivan and Daphne find a way to solve the mystery of the lights in the sky and restore the lost children of Lexicon to their homes?

Lost in Lexicon will whisk children away into an interactive and magical world of learning.

About Pendred Noyce

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Pendred (Penny) Noyce is a doctor, education reformer, and writer. She grew up in Silicon Valley, California, surrounded by apricot orchards and fields of mustard. Along with her brother and sisters, she rode ponies, put on plays, and explored the rapidly changing countryside. As an adult, Noyce has practiced internal medicine, supervised medical residents, and become a leader in Massachusetts mathematics and science education reform. She serves on a number of nonprofit boards, including that of the Noyce Foundation, and she chairs the boards of Maine's Libra Foundation and the Rennie Center for Education Research and Policy. She loves to give talks to teachers and kids. Noyce is married with five children who all love to read, travel, ski, and seek out adventures. She has yet to visit Australia and Antarctica. She lives in the western suburbs of Boston with the parts of her family that haven't already grown up.Joan Charles lives in Santa Monica, California. As a child she put on plays and puppet shows, wrote and illustrated a family newspaper, and played endless games of Parcheesi with her sisters on rainy summer days. Her favorite thing to do was draw and make up stories, and that's still true today.
Published August 9, 2011 by Scarletta Junior Readers. 368 pages
Genres: Education & Reference, Science Fiction & Fantasy, Action & Adventure, Children's Books. Fiction

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Daphne and Ivan are on an imaginative adventure, where they encounter words and numbers as they never have before!

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Ordinarily, in the fantasy-worlds of kids books, the young heroes understand nothing at all until they – and the reader – reach the requisite exposition chapter, at which point somebody tells them all about the Ancient Evil, blah blah blah and the Lost Prophecy blah blah blah and the Chosen One b...

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