Graeme Base used the buildings he saw during his travels through Africa, Asia, and Europe to design and decorate Horace's fantastic house. Astute readers may recognize Roman cathedrals, Scottish palaces, and stone carvings from India. Best of all, secreted in these walls are cryptic messages in Egyptian hieroglyphics, anagrams, and even Morse code to challenge the perceptive and deductive abilities of any reader "of tender years or long in tooth." The Eleventh Hour is a brilliant, rigorous, creative romp that no child (or adult) should miss. (All Ages) --This text refers to the Hardcover edition.
Read this book in elementary school. It was so engaging. My teacher did an entire lesson on it. Every day was a different activity to figure out the mystery of each page. Read morePublished 5 days ago by Garrett Leisy
A wonderful and cute mystery for children and young adults. The art is just as amazing to look at as it was when I first read it as a child. Read morePublished 8 days ago by Mippy
The drawings are lavish and detailed. The mystery is devilish. The clues are hidden. The rhyming captions are witty. There are codes and cyphers and tricks galore. Read morePublished 20 days ago by Pop Bop
You can spend hours with this book and still come back for more... Best mystery book in picture book format. Read morePublished 1 month ago by Suzy Gharibian
My 9-year-old had hours of fun working to solve the mystery in this book. She's begging for another one of these books.Published 1 month ago by Audrey's mom
A great mystery book for kids of all ages. Adults will enjoy it, too. Kids will enjoy the story told in verse, Adults and older kids will enjoy solving the mystery, (using... Read morePublished 4 months ago by Amazon Customer
The kids read this book constantly, trying to find every hidden item. Recommended for 5-13 year olds in my book, they're all entertained.Published 4 months ago by Salty Donkey