Secret Coders by Gene Luen Yang


Secret Coders by Gene Luen Yang

Welcome to Stately Academy, a school which is just crawling with mysteries to be solved! The founder of the school left many clues and puzzles to challenge his enterprising students. Using their wits and their growing prowess with coding, Hopper and her friend Eni are going to solve the mystery of Stately Academy no matter what it takes! From graphic novel superstar (and high school computer programming teacher) Gene Luen Yang comes a wildly entertaining new series that combines logic puzzles and basic coding instruction with a page-turning mystery plot!


Gene Luen Yang s talent is prodigious, his enthusiasm contagious....Even this confirmed technophobe was ready to learn coding. Katherine Applegate, author of Crenshaw and The One and Only Ivan

Gene Yang brings computer coding to life. Entertainment Weekly

Secret Coders not only uses Logo but also touches on computer fundamentals like binary code and the three major ways that code is organized: sequence, iteration, and selection. By the end of Secret Coders, readers will learn them all, right alongside Hopper and Eni, not as something dry or rote, but something transformative. Wired

Yang and Holmes do such a great job explaining the concepts that even programming newbies will be likely to catch on. A cliff-hanger ending hints at deepening mysteries to come. Booklist

Holmes s bold cartoony illustrations are a natural fit for Yang s geeky enthusiasm, and their combined effort offers an enticing first taste of coding that may very well yield some converts. Publishers Weekly

An excellent first purchase that introduces readers to the power of computer programming through an engaging graphic mystery. School Library Journal

Convincing kids that coding truly is magic is Yang s and Holmes s agenda here, and their series opener certainly does the trick. The Horn Book

About the Author

Gene Luen Yang has written and drawn many comics, including the hit Avatar: The Last Airbender series. American Born Chinese was a National Book Award finalist, as well as the winner of the Printz Award and an Eisner Award. He also won the LA Times Book Prize for Boxers & Saints. Yang lives in the San Francisco Bay Area.Mike Holmes has drawn for the comics series Bravest Warriors, Adventure Time, and the viral art project Mikenesses. His books include the True Story collection (2011), This American Drive (2009), and Shenanigans. He lives with a cat named Ella, who is his best buddy.

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96 pages


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Publication date

28th September 2015



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