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    Default Graeme Base: "The Eleventh Hour" puzzle book...

    If you love "A Treasure's Trove", you'll like "The Eleventh Hour", by Graeme Base. This is a puzzle book much like "ATT", except there is no treasure other than the book itself. Mr. Base richly illustrates each page with detail, color, and puzzles. All of the solutions are given in the back (sealed in new books).

    I remembered my oldest child being fascinated by it back in the early 90's, and so I bought it so that my 8 year old could enjoy it now. (Well, and I also thought that *maybe* it would remind me of different ways to solve puzzles and help me in "ATT", too. )

    "When Horace the elephant turns eleven, he celebrates in style by inviting his friends to a splendid party. Fine music, games, and the promise of a magnificent feast prepared by Horace himself… make this costume gala a most special event. But little does Horace know that when the partygoers gather for the banquet, a curious mystery will be revealed. None of the eleven animals is above suspicion when the clock strikes "The Eleventh Hour"! (from the jacket)

    When Horace is writing his invitations, pencils contain messages around the border. As the guests arrive, the gates contain messages. While the pig cheats at cards, and there's a playing card border around the outside. Blind Man's Buff has morse code around the picture. Question marks are everywhere! And yes, this one has a musical note puzzle, too.

    Find the clocks in each picture, figure out each animals's name, and find the one animal whose name is never given, even in the final solution pages! (Follow the clues in the book) And then eventually you'll find still more to find, after you figure out "WHO ATE THE FEAST?"

    My daughter just loves this book, because it is so much fun to see the puzzles and figure it out. The pictures are fun and funny, and after learning so much with "A Treasure's Trove", she was successful in figuring out MUCH of the book right away (a big boost to her confidence!). She studies it whenever she has time, just for fun.

    Besides, after I got her busy with that book, I had "ATT" all to myself!!!

    The Eleventh Hour
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    "It's not what you look at that matters. It's what you see." (Henry David Thoreau)

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    what is the name? I never found out...


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    Default And the swan's name is:

    hummingbird,
    You'll have to find it for yourself, but here is a hint: you'll have to find a code that is used at the same time that the swan is prominent in the picture. She even has a hand in the code herself! (and if that LAST line doesn't lead you to the name, I don't know what will!)

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    thanx...got it!


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