Greystone Secrets 3: The Messengers | Beyond the Book Activities and Awareness Tour

Join us in this Awareness Tour from April 6, 2021 to April 21, 2021! In partnership with The Children’s Book Review and HarperCollins Publishers.

Greystone Secrets 3: The Messengers

Written by Margaret Peterson Haddix

Ages 8-12 | 416 Pages

Publisher: Katherine Tegen Books | ISBN-13 : 978-0062838438

Publisher’s Synopsis:

As book three of the Greystone Secrets series opens, the Greystone kids have their mother back from the evil alternate world, and so does their friend Natalie. But no one believes the danger is past.

Then mysterious coins begin falling from unexpected places. They are inscribed with codes that look just like what the Greystones’ father was working on before he died. And with the right touch, those symbols transform into words: PLEASE LISTEN. And FIND US, SEE US, HELP US. . . .

The coins are messengers, telling the Greystones and their allies that their friends in the alternate world are under attack—and that the cruel, mind-controlling forces are now invading the better world, too.

After another spinning, sliding journey across worlds, the Greystone kids must solve mysteries that have haunted them since the beginning: what happened when the Gustanos were kidnapped, what created the alternate world, and how a group of mismatched kids can triumph once and for all against an evil force that seems to have total control.

Activities for your Kids

Word Hunt

This game can be done by with your child alone or if she/he has friends around, you may group them.

Hide a set of cards with individual letters in different places around the room or in the garden. Once the children have found the first set, let them unscramble the letters to reveal a word. Let them go on and look for the other sets and unscramble them one set after the other. Then having unscrambled all the words, they should come up with the secret message: PLEASE LISTEN. FIND US, SEE US, HELP US.

Problem Solving Writing Activity

This writing activity lets your child guess what the problem is and let him/her write a possible solution to the problem.

Click on this link to download Problem Solving Activity
Friendship Chart

Print the activity sheet below. Then ask him/her to think of ways how she/he can help others in need. Let your child write them down on each finger.

Let your child color the hands and other objects on the worksheet.

Click on this link to download Friendship Activity


Enter for a chance to win a set of the Greystone Secrets series, including Greystone Secrets 3: The Messengers.

One (1) grand prize winner receives:

  • A paperback copy of Greystone Secrets 1: The Strangers
  • A paperback copy of Greystone Secrets 2: The Deceivers
  • A hardcover copy of Greystone Secrets 3: The Messengers

The giveaway begins April 6, 2021, at 12:01 A.M. MT, and ends April 22, 2021, at 11:59 P.M. MT.

Margaret Peterson Haddix grew up on a farm in Ohio. As a kid, she knew two girls who had the exact same first, middle, and last names and shared the same birthday—only one year apart—and she always thought that was bizarre.

As an adult, Haddix worked as a newspaper reporter and copy editor in Indiana before her first book, Running Out of Time, was published. She has since written more than forty books for kids and teens, including the Greystone Secrets series, the Shadow Children series, the Missing series, the Children of Exile series, and lots of stand-alones. Haddix and her husband, Doug, now live in Columbus, Ohio, where they raised their two kids.You can learn more about her at