The Copernicus Legacy: The Forbidden Stone: The Forbidden Stone

Hardcover | January 7, 2014

byTONY ABBOTT

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Bestselling author Tony Abbott's epic new middle grade series, the Copernicus Legacy, begins with The Forbidden Stone, a thrilling adventure packed with puzzles, intrigue, and action. Fans of Rick Riordan and Ridley Pearson will love this first book in an exciting series that takes the reader all over the globe in a race to find pieces of a mysterious hidden past—before it's too late.

Wade, Lily, Darrell, and Becca fly from Texas to Germany for the funeral of an old family friend. But instead of just paying their respects, they wind up on a dangerous, mind-blowing quest to unlock an ancient, guarded secret that could destroy the fate of the world.

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Bestselling author Tony Abbott's epic new middle grade series, the Copernicus Legacy, begins with The Forbidden Stone, a thrilling adventure packed with puzzles, intrigue, and action. Fans of Rick Riordan and Ridley Pearson will love this first book in an exciting series that takes the reader all over the globe in a race to find pieces...

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A secret past can destroy the futureIt all begins when Wade Kaplan receives a strange, coded email from his uncle Henry, shortly before the old man's sudden and suspicious death. He sets off for Germany to attend the funeral with his father, Roald, and his three friends Darrell, Lily, and Becca, only to discover that Uncle Henry left t...

Tony Abbott is the author of over a hundred books for young readers, including the bestselling series The Secrets of Droon and the novelsFiregirlandThe Postcard. Tony has worked in a library, in several bookstores, and in a publishing company and has taught creative writing. He has two daughters and lives in Connecticut with his wife a...

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Format:HardcoverDimensions:432 pages, 7.75 × 5.5 × 1.33 inPublished:January 7, 2014Publisher:HarperCollinsLanguage:English

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ISBN - 10:006219447X

ISBN - 13:9780062194473

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Rated 5 out of 5 by from Great Start to a Promising Series! The Forbidden Stone is about four friends who unwittingly find themselves in a heart-pounding treasure hunt. Wade and Darrell are stepbrothers who, along with Wade?s dad (Roald), cousin (Lily), and her friend (Becca), travel to Germany for the funeral of Wade?s honorary uncle (Henry). Not-really-uncle Uncle Henry was Roald?s erstwhile professor and benefactor of Wade?s most cherished possession?a 17th-century star chart. Sound like a run-of-the-mill story? Well, Abbott keeps you on your toes, starting from the very first chapter. Check out these plot peeks: 1. Uncle Henry sends Roald a coded message the day he dies. 2. The only way to decode the message is to check Wade?s star chart, which Uncle Henry sent him for his seventh birthday. 3. A building collapses in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil, and an oil tanker sinks in the Mediterranean all around the same time as Uncle Henry?s coded message. 4. When they get to the funeral in Germany, strange people are watching their every move. Not since the multi-author, multi-platform, multi-series 39 Clues saga have I been as excited to start another adventure series like this ? and that?s saying a lot, considering the 39 Clues books and authors are world renowned and beloved. Pick up The Forbidden Stone and mark on your calendars the release dates of the rest of the books. (The first novella, Wade and the Scorpion?s Claw, released this summer, and the second book, The Serpent?s Curse, came out just a couple of weeks ago!) Join Wade, Darrell, Lily, and Becca for the adventure of a lifetime and discover more about the Copernicus Legacy.
Date published: 2014-10-14

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“A sprawling and fast-paced adventure in the great tradition of Robert Ludlum, Ian Fleming, and other masters whose tales loom larger than life. Readers are in for a real treat.”