What is the name of this book?
April 17, 2008 10:10 AM   Subscribe

Because this question just doesn't get asked enough: please help me remember this book I enjoyed as a child in the early 1970s. In it, 3 boys are at the beach. They find at least one (maybe more) message in a bottle, and I think the message is in some sort of code. I thought the title was "Three By The Sea" but I checked Amazon.com and the book they have with that title is definitely NOT the book I'm thinking of. Anyone?
posted by bluekrauss to Writing & Language (4 answers total) 1 user marked this as a favorite
Is it The Secret Three?
posted by iconomy at 10:25 AM on April 17, 2008

Response by poster: Yes, I think that's it! Too bad there's not a picture of the book, but the way the reviewers describe it it sounds like it's the one! Thanks so much!
posted by bluekrauss at 10:47 AM on April 17, 2008

You're welcome! I did find this book cover image, although the cover art is often changed over the years. This looks to be 70s/80s in style though. Hope it helps.
posted by iconomy at 10:54 AM on April 17, 2008

Holy smoke... the description sounded familiar and then as soon as I clicked on iconomy's image I thought "Yes, I remember reading that book!"

Three decades on, I recall that part of the fun was trying to decrypt the message myself.
posted by LastOfHisKind at 2:17 PM on April 17, 2008

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