The 39 Clues Book One: The Maze of Bones (Library Edition): Library Edition

by Rick Riordan

SCHOLASTIC INC | September 9, 2008 | Hardcover

The 39 Clues Book One: The Maze of Bones (Library Edition): Library Edition is rated 5 out of 5 by 3.
The first book in this groundbreaking multimedia series sends readers around the world on the hunt for the 39 Clues. Written by #1 New York Times 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.

Format: Hardcover

Dimensions: 224 pages, 7.63 × 5.25 × 0.72 in

Published: September 9, 2008

Publisher: SCHOLASTIC INC

Language: English

The following ISBNs are associated with this title:

ISBN - 10: 0545090547

ISBN - 13: 9780545090544

Appropriate for ages: 9 - 12

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Rated 5 out of 5 by from LOVED IT! This is a great new series! After Dan and Amy Cahill's grandmother dies they learn that the Cahill family is one of the most influential families in the world with ties to Benjamin Franklin, Mozart, and Annie Oakley. Amy and Dan are sent on a search for clues to a family secret. Along the way they face dangerous and double-crossing family members who are also along for the hunt. This is an action packed adventure. It is intelligent and so much fun. You can go online and play along and search for the next clue.
Date published: 2009-03-25
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Fantastic Concept and First Book This is the first book in an amazing new series. In it the Cahill's family matriarch passes away. In her will she leaves one million dollars to each family member, or they can trade that money-order for a clue that will lead to the treasure that will lead them to become the greatest Cahill of all time. There are four branches in the family: Janus, Ekaterina, Lucian and Thomas. Each branch has its own strengths and weaknesses. Our story follows Amy and Dan Cahill, orphans who choose to take the quest. The adventure crosses continents and has clues hidden in art, architecture, music and more. This series will be unique in a number of ways. First, even though there will be 10 books in the series telling a continuous story, it will be told by seven different authors. Second, the website linked to the games has specific puzzles and games to play linked to each book. These games and puzzles are available only for a certain period of time. Third, each book comes with 6 clue cards; these cards unlock different things on the website. There are also supplemental card packs that can be purchased to supplement your clues. Scholastic is also giving away over $100,000 dollars to youth who solve the puzzles. The story begins with Grace Cahill changing her will and dying. Then at her funeral the challenge is set to discover the 39 clues. After that things get interesting, with Grace's mansion burning down, family members threatening each other, bombs - and that is just the beginning of the adventure. They will travel across continents, through catacombs, museums and much more. Dan and Amy are at a distinct disadvantage, for unlike the rest of their relatives, they are not rich, famous, or experienced. Yet they were also Grace's favorites and she may have been grooming them for just such a challenge. Yet you have to read to find out. This is a great book and a wonderful beginning of a new series. It is better than the Da Vinci Code, and will be a great read for people of all ages. It has great adventure, interesting scenes, places and puzzles. It is an absolute page- turner. I cannot wait to see what will happen next. The 39 Clues: The Maze of Bones - Book 1 - Rick Riordan One False Note - Book 2 - Gordon Korman The Sword Thief - Book 3 - Peter Lerangis Beyond the Grave - Book 4 - Jude Watson (June 2009) Book 5 - Patrick Carman (August 2009) Book 6 - Jude Watson (November 2009) Book 7 - Peter Lerangis (February 2010) Book 8 - Gordon Korman (April 2010) Book 9 - Linda Sue Park (June 2010) Book 10 - Margaret Peterson Haddix (September 2010) Card Pack #1 - Books 1-3 Card Pack #2 - Books 4-6 (June 2009) Card Pack #3 - Books 7-9 (February 2010) Rare Card Pack (June 2010) (First Published in Imprint 2009-03-20.)
Date published: 2009-03-20
Rated 5 out of 5 by from The 39 Clues It was an awesome book I ove it it was adventurouse going all over the world I loved how it focused on one clue character which was Benjamin Franklin.
Date published: 2008-09-20

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The 39 Clues Book One: The Maze of Bones (Library Edition): Library Edition

by Rick Riordan

Format: Hardcover

Dimensions: 224 pages, 7.63 × 5.25 × 0.72 in

Published: September 9, 2008

Publisher: SCHOLASTIC INC

Language: English

The following ISBNs are associated with this title:

ISBN - 10: 0545090547

ISBN - 13: 9780545090544

About the Book

What would happen if you discovered that your family was one of the most powerful in human history? What if you were told that the source of the family's power was hidden around the world in the form of 39 clues? And, what if you were given a choice of taking a million dollars and walking away or getting the first clue to the mystery? If you're Amy and Dan Cahill, you take the clue, and begin a very dangerous race!

From the Publisher

The first book in this groundbreaking multimedia series sends readers around the world on the hunt for the 39 Clues. Written by #1 New York Times 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.

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.

Appropriate for ages: 9 - 12