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The 39 Clues: The Maze of Bones (39 Clues #01)

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ISBN13: 9780545060394
ISBN10: 0545060397
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In their grandmother's will, the Cahill siblings are left with a choice: a million-dollar inheritance or a clue that will begin an around-the-world scavenger hunt. This volume kicks off Riordan's 10-book series, and kids can collect game cards, visit a website, and earn prizes.
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In their grandmother's will, the Cahill siblings are left with a choice: a million-dollar inheritance or a clue that will begin an around-the-world scavenger hunt. This volume kicks off Riordan's 10-book series, and kids can collect game cards, visit a website, and earn prizes.
Recommended by Galen, Powells.com

Synopses & Reviews

Publisher Comments:

Minutes before she died Grace Cahill changed her will, leaving her decendants an impossible decision: "You have a choice — one million dollars or a clue."

Grace is the last matriarch of the Cahills, the world's most powerful family. Everyone from Napoleon to Houdini is related to the Cahills, yet the source of the family power is lost. 39 clues hidden around the world will reveal the family's secret, but no one has been able to assemble them. Now the clues race is on, and young Amy and Dan must decide what's important: hunting clues or uncovering what REALLY happened to their parents.

The 39 Clues is Scholastic's groundbreaking new series, spanning 10 adrenaline-charged books, 350 trading cards, and an online game where readers play a part in the story and compete for over $100,000 in prizes.

The 39 Clues books set the story, and the cards, website and game allow kids to participate in it. Kids visit the website — www.the39clues.com — and discover they are lost members of the Cahill family. They set up online accounts where they can compete against other kids and against Cahill characters to find all 39 clues. Through the website, kids can track their points and clues, manage their card collections, dig through the Cahill archives for secrets, and "travel" the world to collect Cahill artifacts, interview characters, and hunt down clues. Collecting cards helps: Each card is a piece of evidence containing information on a Cahill, a clue, or a family secret.

Every kid is a winner — we'll give away prizes through the books, the website and the cards, including a grand prize of $10,000!

Review:

"Built around a ripe conceit — wealthy matriarch scatters cryptic clues to a mysterious fortune around the globe — this first installment in a projected 10-book series is tons of fun. Lead-off hitter Riordan (The Lightning Thief) mixes just the right proportions of suspense, peril and puzzles in a fast-paced read (Riordan mapped the narrative arc for all 10 volumes, but other high-profile authors will be writing for the series, too). Likable orphans Amy and Dan Cahill have moxie (plus Dan can memorize numbers instantly) and frailties (Amy hates crowds). As the siblings compete with less honorable members of the Cahill clan, all distantly related to Benjamin Franklin, to win the fortune by collecting all 39 clues (only two are found in this first book), they learn about their dead parents, each other and world history. The humor is spot on — one uncle is credited with inventing the microwave burrito. The only flaw? The story does not end so much as drop off a cliff. (The second book, One False Note by Gordon Korman, is set to arrive in December.) While waiting, readers can collect cards, each of which contains evidence, and play the online game (), for which Scholastic is offering over $100,000 in prizes. This ought to have as much appeal to parents as it does to kids — it's Webkinz without the stuffed animals, and a rollicking good read. Ages 9 — 12. (Sept.)" Publishers Weekly (Starred Review) (Copyright Reed Business Information, Inc.)

Review:

These days publishers aim to reach kids where they are, whether it's reading, gaming or interacting with a dedicated website. For instance, last month Scholastic simultaneously released the first title in a 10-book series along with an online game (at www.the39clues.com), collectible cards and a contest with prizes. The test for such books, of course, will be whether they can stand on their own.

... Washington Post Book Review (read the entire Washington Post review)

Synopsis:

During the reading of their grandmother's will, Dan and Amy Cahill learn that their family is one of the world's most powerful--and the source of that power is hidden around the world in the form of 39 Clues. The siblings are soon caught in a dangerous race in this first of a groundbreaking interactive new series.

Synopsis:

Let the hunt begin. During the reading of their grandmother's will, Dan and Amy Cahill learn that the secrets to their family's power is hidden in the form of 39 Clues around the world. This interactive new series allows readers to collect the cards, win the game, and win the prizes.

Synopsis:

The first book in this groundbreaking multimedia series sends readers around the world on the hunt for the 39 Clues. Written by #1 NYT bestseller Rick Riordan, and backed by $100,000 in prizes!

Minutes before she died Grace Cahill changed her will, leaving her decendants an impossible decision: "You have a choice - one million dollars or a clue."

Grace is the last matriarch of the Cahills, the world's most powerful family. Everyone from Napoleon to Houdini is related to the Cahills, yet the source of the family power is lost. 39 Clues hidden around the world will reveal the family's secret, but no one has been able to assemble them. Now the clues race is on, and young Amy and Dan must decide what's important: hunting clues or uncovering what REALLY happened to their parents.

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About the Author

Rick Riordan is the #1 New York Times bestselling author of the Percy Jackson and the Olympians series for children and the Tres Navarre series for adults. His books have won many accolades including a mention on the 2005 New York Times Notable list for The Lightning Thief. Rick lives with his family in San Antonio, Texas.

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Obob, December 11, 2012 (view all comments by Obob)
A suspensful exciting story that comes to no end of action and adventure.
-Obob
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xyrubios, May 31, 2009 (view all comments by xyrubios)
the cover
it self is a mystery it's give's me the excitement to read the book but of cores i still don't know to read and i want my uncle mark to read it to me. especially the card i don't know how to used but i like to look at it hope i could have a book as cool as it.
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FrankSara, April 17, 2009 (view all comments by FrankSara)
Very readable and suspenseful, much like a kid's version of "National Treasure." Geared toward kids roughly the age of orphans Amy (14) and Dan (11). Anyone can relate to the frustrations of competing with others who are better off, whether richer, better looking, more popular, more experienced... and how do they know which adults they can trust? But super-shy Amy and Dan the collector (of almost anything) find out some surprising talents of their own, giving us hope that ordinary people can really do great things!
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Product Details

ISBN:
9780545060394
Author:
Riordan, Rick
Publisher:
Scholastic Press
Subject:
Historical - Europe
Subject:
Action & Adventure - General
Subject:
Interactive Adventure
Subject:
Action & Adventure
Subject:
Mystery and detective stories
Subject:
Ciphers
Subject:
Children s-Adventure Stories
Edition Description:
Hardcover
Series:
39 Clues
Series Volume:
01
Publication Date:
20081031
Binding:
HARDCOVER
Grade Level:
from 3 up to 7
Language:
English
Illustrations:
Y
Pages:
224
Dimensions:
7.38 x 5 in
Age Level:
09-12

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Product details 224 pages Scholastic Press - English 9780545060394 Reviews:
"Staff Pick" by ,

In their grandmother's will, the Cahill siblings are left with a choice: a million-dollar inheritance or a clue that will begin an around-the-world scavenger hunt. This volume kicks off Riordan's 10-book series, and kids can collect game cards, visit a website, and earn prizes.

"Staff Pick" by ,

In their grandmother's will, the Cahill siblings are left with a choice: a million-dollar inheritance or a clue that will begin an around-the-world scavenger hunt. This volume kicks off Riordan's 10-book series, and kids can collect game cards, visit a website, and earn prizes.

"Publishers Weekly Review" by , "Built around a ripe conceit — wealthy matriarch scatters cryptic clues to a mysterious fortune around the globe — this first installment in a projected 10-book series is tons of fun. Lead-off hitter Riordan (The Lightning Thief) mixes just the right proportions of suspense, peril and puzzles in a fast-paced read (Riordan mapped the narrative arc for all 10 volumes, but other high-profile authors will be writing for the series, too). Likable orphans Amy and Dan Cahill have moxie (plus Dan can memorize numbers instantly) and frailties (Amy hates crowds). As the siblings compete with less honorable members of the Cahill clan, all distantly related to Benjamin Franklin, to win the fortune by collecting all 39 clues (only two are found in this first book), they learn about their dead parents, each other and world history. The humor is spot on — one uncle is credited with inventing the microwave burrito. The only flaw? The story does not end so much as drop off a cliff. (The second book, One False Note by Gordon Korman, is set to arrive in December.) While waiting, readers can collect cards, each of which contains evidence, and play the online game (), for which Scholastic is offering over $100,000 in prizes. This ought to have as much appeal to parents as it does to kids — it's Webkinz without the stuffed animals, and a rollicking good read. Ages 9 — 12. (Sept.)" Publishers Weekly (Starred Review) (Copyright Reed Business Information, Inc.)
"Synopsis" by , During the reading of their grandmother's will, Dan and Amy Cahill learn that their family is one of the world's most powerful--and the source of that power is hidden around the world in the form of 39 Clues. The siblings are soon caught in a dangerous race in this first of a groundbreaking interactive new series.
"Synopsis" by , Let the hunt begin. During the reading of their grandmother's will, Dan and Amy Cahill learn that the secrets to their family's power is hidden in the form of 39 Clues around the world. This interactive new series allows readers to collect the cards, win the game, and win the prizes.
"Synopsis" by ,
The first book in this groundbreaking multimedia series sends readers around the world on the hunt for the 39 Clues. Written by #1 NYT bestseller Rick Riordan, and backed by $100,000 in prizes!

Minutes before she died Grace Cahill changed her will, leaving her decendants an impossible decision: "You have a choice - one million dollars or a clue."

Grace is the last matriarch of the Cahills, the world's most powerful family. Everyone from Napoleon to Houdini is related to the Cahills, yet the source of the family power is lost. 39 Clues hidden around the world will reveal the family's secret, but no one has been able to assemble them. Now the clues race is on, and young Amy and Dan must decide what's important: hunting clues or uncovering what REALLY happened to their parents.

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