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The Unknowns by Benedict Carey


The Unknowns by Benedict Carey

This gripping mystery, spiked with math clues, follows quirky outcasts Lady Di and Tom Jones as they try to save their woebegone community. In their caravan park called Adjacent, next to the Folsom Energy Plant, people have started to vanish, and no one seems to care. At first the kids barely notice the disappearances - until their beloved maths tutor, Mrs. Clarke, is abducted too. Mrs. Clarke has left them clues to her whereabouts in the form of equations that lead them all over the caravan park, through hidden tunnels under 'Mount Trashmore', and into the Folsom Energy Plant itself, where Lady Di and Tom Jones and a gang of other misfits uncover the sordid truth about what's really happening there. Readers will be swept up in the fast talk and exciting action . ( Booklist ).

About the Author

Benedict Carey, a former Los Angeles Times writer and current New York Times science section writer, was a maths and physics major in college, so he knows his geometry. Hoping to ignite a passion for maths in his own kids, Benedict decided to craft a smart and action-packed story for middle-grade readers that use's maths lessons to solve the mysterious disappearance of a maths tutor.

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Publication date

22nd August 2011


Benedict Carey

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288 pages


Crime & mystery fiction (Children's / Teenage)



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