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The message : the extraordinary journey of an ordinary text message / Michael Emberley.

Emberley, Michael, (author,, illustrator.).


"Ever wonder how your text message gets from your phone to your friend's phone? You type it, hit send, and boom -- the text appears on your friend's phone just moments later. But how?! From your brain to your fingers to your phone, once you hit send, off your message goes on a journey that seems impossibly far: traveling through the air, underground, under oceans, and even through mountains, in seconds. Turns out texts are big on adventure, and this book explains exactly what they do and how. No planes, trains, or automobiles involved, but lots and lots of hair-thin fibers, ocean-length cables, and satellites!"-- Amazon.

Record details

  • ISBN: 9781534452909
  • ISBN: 1534452907
  • Physical Description: 1 volume (unpaged) : color illustrations ; 21 x 27 cm
  • Edition: First edition.
  • Publisher: New York : Atheneum Books for Young Readers, [2021]

Content descriptions

General Note:
"A Caitlyn Dlouhy book."
Bibliography, etc. Note:
Includes bibliographical references.
Target Audience Note:
Ages 5-9. Atheneum Books for Young Readers.
Grades 2-3. Atheneum Books for Young Readers.
Awards Note:
A Junior Library Guild selection
Subject: Text messaging (Cell phone systems) > Juvenile literature.
Cell phones > Social aspects > Juvenile literature.
Cell phones > Social aspects.
Text messaging (Cell phone systems)
Text messaging (Cell phone systems)
JUVENILE NONFICTION / Technology / How Things Work-Are Made.
JUVENILE NONFICTION / Technology / Electricity & Electronics.
JUVENILE NONFICTION / Family / General (see also headings under Social Topics)
Genre: Informational works.
Illustrated works.
Juvenile works.
Informational works.
Illustrated works.

Available copies

  • 1 of 1 copy available at Homer Library. (Show)
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  • 1 of 1 copy available at Homer Public Library.


  • 0 current holds with 1 total copy.
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Location Call Number / Copy Notes Barcode Shelving Location Status Due Date
Homer Public Library J 004.692 EMB (Text) 000165006 Children's Library -- Nonfiction Available -

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