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.
This book has a mystery with clues hidden in the pictures, along with secret codes that can be figured out. It was a bit advanced for my 6 yo. Read morePublished 9 days ago by Kristysa
Fantastic Illustrations! Great story that lets you interact mentally and visually.Published 1 month ago by Julie Willan
This is a wonderful book that we have enjoyed for many children over 20 years.Published 2 months ago by Barbara J. Cedzidlo
A friend from work said this was her favorite kids' book, so I spent some time reading it and doing its puzzles. Read morePublished 2 months ago by Swank Ivy
My daughters, aged 7 and 10, were entertained by this for over a week! Even grandpa and I had a lot of fun with it!Published 2 months ago by Donna C. Belville
the original book that I read that initiated this purchase was a much larger version. So, when I received the books I ordered, I was disappointed. Read morePublished 3 months ago by Michael P. Pisoni
Mr. Base is a wonderful story teller and the illustrations are amazing.My grandchildren absolutely love this book. I recommend all his books.Published 5 months ago by Kelly Sahrle