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Hide and Geek (Hardcover)

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This is book number 1 in the Hide and Geek series.

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When the last member of a mysterious toy-making estate dies, Gina, Edgar, Elena, and Kevin (the GEEKs) discover that there may yet be treasure to find to save their small town—and their friendships. Come along with the GEEKs to solve puzzles, delve into the toymaker's past, and just maybe get Kevin elected 6th grade class president. This novel was an absolute delight with a fantastic canine sidekick, twists and turns on every small town street corner, and one of the best groups of friends I've read in a long time. Mysterious with plenty of puzzles to solve, but rarely scary!—Elizabeth

— From Hide and Geek

January/February 2022 Kids Indie Next List

“The perfect middle grade book for fans of mystery and puzzles. You’ll want to be part of the friend group, The GEEKs, as they go through town on a treasure hunt to solve the puzzles left by a famous puzzle maker in order to save their town.”
— Shoshonna Roberts, Maggie Mae's Kids Bookshop, Gresham, OR


A puzzlemaker's last clue. A friendship's last chance.

The GEEKs:
Gina, Edgar, Elena, and Kevin have been best friends for as long as they can remember. So when their arch-nemesis points out that their initials make them literally GEEKs, they decide to go with it.
The problem:
The GEEKs’ hometown of Elmwood was once the headquarters of the famous toymaker Maxine Van Houten. Her popular puzzle sphere, the Bamboozler, put the town on the map. But Maxine passed away long ago. Now the toy factory is shutting down, and Elena’s mom and Kevin’s dad are losing their jobs. They might have to move—and that would mean splitting up the GEEKs!
The quest:
Maxine left one final puzzle, a treasure hunt that could save the town and keep the friends together. But only those who know and love Elmwood best will be able to solve it. GEEKs to the rescue!


About the Author

T. P. JAGGER is an author, editor, and teacher. He has over 25 years of teaching experience, doing everything from teaching elementary students how to write to teaching teachers how to teach writing. He helps writers write and teachers teach through his 3-Minute Writing Teacher series of how-to creative writing videos and his free readers' theater scripts for elementary and middle school classrooms.
Product Details
ISBN: 9780593377932
ISBN-10: 0593377931
Publisher: Random House Books for Young Readers
Publication Date: January 4th, 2022
Pages: 320
Language: English
Series: Hide and Geek