Synopses & Reviews
The most exciting road trip in history begins! In this action-packed, New York Times
bestselling adventure, twelve-year-old twins Coke and Pepsi McDonald embark on a family vacation you'll have to read to believe.
With the real-kid humor that has earned Dan Gutman millions of fans around the world, and featuring weird-but-true American tourist destinations, The Genius Files is a one-of-a-kind mix of geography and fun. As Coke and Pepsi dodge nefarious villains from the Pez museum in California all the way to the Infinity Room in Wisconsin, black-and-white photographs and maps put young readers right into the action. And don't miss the next leg of the journey in The Genius Files: Never Say Genius!
Supports the Common Core State Standards
In eight days, Coke and Pepsi McDonald are going to turn thirteen.
Before then, they'll jump off a cliff, get trapped in the locked basement of their burning school, chased cross-country by murderous lunatics, left for dead in the pit of a sand dune, forced to decipher mysterious coded messages, thrown into a giant vat of SPAM, and visit the world's largest . . . ball of twine!
There's more, but if we told you here, we'd have to kill you.
Megapopular author Dan Gutman brings on the excitement with an action-packed new series that's nothing short of dynamite. Join Coke and Pep on their quest to uncover just what it means to be part of The Genius Files . . . if you dare!
Coke and Pepsi McDonald didnt want to jump off a cliff.
They didnt want to get hit by poisoned darts from blowguns either. And they certainly dont want to get locked in their burning school, thrown into a pit at the top of a sand dune, or drowned in a vat of liquified SPAM. But what are you supposed to do when youre being chased across the country by your insane health teacher and two guys in bowler hats who are trying to kill you? One things for sure, itll be a snap for Coke and Pep to write their essays on “How I Spent My Summer Vacation.”
Want to join in the fun? Fire up the old Google Maps and follow the McDonald twins as they get chased from the Pez museum to the largest ball of twine in the world.
Watch out for the Frisbee grenades!
About the Author
Dan Gutman has always been a baseball fanatic. He played in Little League as a kid, and one of the first magazine articles he ever sold explained the science behind the spitball, the scuffball, and corked bats. When he thought about the T206 Honus Wagnerthe most valuable baseball card in the worldhe began to write honus & me, his first Baseball Card Adventure. That book introduced Joe StoshackStosha kid who can use baseball cards to travel through time and meet the games greatest players. Stosh has since gone on many amazing, fast-paced adventures, most recently to try to save Roberto Clemente.