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Cryptomania!: Teleporting into Greek and Latin with the Cryptokids
     

Cryptomania!: Teleporting into Greek and Latin with the Cryptokids

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by Hope Edith Fine, Kim Doner (Illustrator)
 

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Edith Hope Fine lives near San Diego, California, where she turns kids into CryptoKids. This is her eleventh book. Visit her at www.cryptokids.com.
Kim Doner's previous books include Buffalo Dreams, Q is for Quark, and The Philosophers' Club. When not making school visits, Kim creates in Tulsa, Oklahoma.
* A new, exciting way for educators and students to

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Edith Hope Fine lives near San Diego, California, where she turns kids into CryptoKids. This is her eleventh book. Visit her at www.cryptokids.com.
Kim Doner's previous books include Buffalo Dreams, Q is for Quark, and The Philosophers' Club. When not making school visits, Kim creates in Tulsa, Oklahoma.
* A new, exciting way for educators and students to explore the English language.
* Includes the Greek alphabet and a CryptoKid exercise so kids can test their skills.

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School Library Journal
Gr 4-6-When Zander wins a mysterious contest, he receives a stuffed dinosaur and a kit to build a Teleporter. He and his friends are invited to help Blue Dino get home, and to "discover the key to unlocking new worlds." After building the Teleporter, they transport themselves to various places and historical eras, such as "The Classical World," "Tech Town," and "Mathopolis." At each stop, they find clues about how to help Blue Dino and also get information about Latin and Greek etymology to assist them with their vocabulary homework assignment. By journey's end, they have discovered the key to finding new worlds and words: curiosity. Each spread features vivid cartoon artwork, dialogue bubbles, and a cameo portrait of Zander with a short narration that moves the plot along. Each time the CryptoKids explore a new location, they receive a list of relevant word roots and affixes. Children will relate to the nonlinear presentation and will pore over the pages to make sure they have not missed any details. The extensive glossary/index lists word roots and affixes featured in the text along with their meanings, with Greek word "chunks" in green typeface and Latin in red. Another index presents the same information with the English words as the main entries. A delightful, educational book that makes vocabulary fun.-Lynda Ritterman, Atco Elementary School, Waterford, NJ Copyright 2004 Reed Business Information.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9781582460628
Publisher:
Random House Children's Books
Publication date:
09/28/2004
Pages:
48
Product dimensions:
9.91(w) x 11.38(h) x 0.40(d)
Age Range:
8 - 12 Years

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Cryptomania!: Teleporting into Greek and Latin with the CryptoKids 5 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 1 reviews.
StevenTraugh 10 months ago
When adults are perusing picture books it is usually with one or more children in mind. If you are looking for a book that provides unlimited opportunities to interact with young readers I highly recommend Edith Hope Fine’s Cryptomania. It took me a long time to get through this 44-page picture book due to the depth of content and all the “cryptic” imagery and text to be discovered throughout the book. See if you can decipher a famous quote and a well-known song written in Latin. As an educator, Cryptomania, could prove an invaluable resource for STEAM based collaborative projects that combine reading, math, science, history, music and more. So much academic vocabulary has Greek and Latin roots and Cryptomania presents them in an engaging, integrated and stimulating story that covers worlds of applications. As we prepare our children for 21st Century careers it is important for them to have an understanding of the roots of technical and scientific language. It is much easier to understand what the emerging field of Paleo-Botany is about if you know Greek and Latin roots. Cryptomania brings the past into the present and prepares us for the future.