"Nathan's father has been arrested. He works for the Ministry of Defence and is accused of leaking top secret information. But as he is dragged into a police car, he gives Nathan a message. It leads to a riddle, but it's not from Dad. It's from an ex-Bletchley Park employee, Lily Kenley, and was written in 1940. Nathan begins to follow the clues left behind by Lily. But how can this war-time story link to his father's fate? Hope for Dad's appeal is fading fast. He must solve the puzzle. Time is running out."
I had great fun making the trailer below for this book using our new school Ipads. It was very exciting when Ruth Eastham herself tweeted me to say that she thought the trailer was awesome!!
"Messenger bird is a great code breaking book that keeps you wanting to read it all the way through. It is about a trail set in ww2 by a girl trying to save her father . This trail is followed by a 12 year old code breaker called Nathan and is full of riddles and codes that he has to break. I found it really exciting as he is being spied on by undercover agents and cannot trust anyone.
I would highly recommend this to anyone who loves code breaking , riddles and exciting books ."- by Jess.