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 reMinutes 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 Maze of Bones 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 wor
Book one of The 39 Clues The Maze of Bones, by author Rick Riordan, is an exciting young readers adventure book that will leave you sitting on the edge of your seat your toilet seat That s because the only place worth reading this book is while you ve got a few minutes of privacy on the porcelain throne.Amy and Dan Cahill are typical squabbling siblings who believe one another are the most annoying brother and sister in the world However, that all changes when they get summoned to their mega ric [...]
I ve signed up for an online account, and am told I am a Lucien Let the hunt begin One of my 7th grade teachers read aloud the first chapter to her 130 students on Friday Guess how many requests I have for the book now I finished the book last night, have entered one set of cards and unlocked my first clue, and have mastered the first five tasks the online game has presented to me I wanted to be able to answer student questions about how to play or what was required I plan to raffle off for free [...]
Adventurous and exciting treasure hunt with great humor The information about Benjamin Franklin and the scenes in Paris were interesting A really intriguing start of the series A few minutes later they stood in a muddy graveyard, looking up at the dark silhouette of St Pierre de Montmartre The church was made of gray stone slabs A single square bell tower rose from the left hand side, topped with a lightning rod and cross Dan thought the building looked angry and resentful If churches could frow [...]
an easy read, very nice, refreshing and relaxing certainly not a difficult book but nonetheless enjoyable I am already starting the second one.
Grace Cahill changed her will moments before she died For Amy and Dan, the loss of Grace, their grandmother, is a terribly sad event They will miss their weekends spending time at the family mansion hearing stories of Grace s past adventures and exploring the many rooms.After the funeral, certain family members are invited to the reading of the will Amy and Dan are included Everyone is anxious to find out what their inheritance will be No one expects what happens Everyone is given a choice take [...]
It was a good read.
Jo jedna knjiga koja mi je ao to nisam itao kada sam bio mnogo mla i Napu teni brat i sestra sami protiv sveta u borbi za kontrolom nad istim Pa skoro sami, par saveznika imaju od kojih je jedna angrizava ma ka ist stil pisanja, sa relativno jednostavnim likovima koji su skoro isto crno beli mada imaju malo zatamnjenja isto da ne budu dosadni, interesantna pri ica sa fokusom na pronala enje i re avanje zagonetki i tempo koji kre e odma od po etka i ne popu ta do kraja.Preporuka za svakoga, naro [...]
I really don t plan on ever reading this series again I m just not a big fan any
In Which Rick Riordan Attempts Another Harry Potteresque Cash Cow Good God, is this man the most shameless author currently working in children s literature First the highly derivative but at least marginally entertaining Percy Jackson, and now this a hokey National Treasure meets Amazing Race mash up 10 books, each written by a different author, that follow a sibling duo as they globetrot, attempting to piece together the titular clues in order to reveal a single earth shattering prize that wil [...]
Reads like Luke W was the ghostwriter Which means it s really good Starts with a bang I read this one pretty quickly, as it is definitely a page turner My expectations may have been excessively high, due to the fact that I like Rick Riordan and I ve heard so much buzz about s hope to keep themselves big in the post Harry Potter market with this new multi platform series books, trading cards, internet game, and cash prizes I m giving this four stars and not five for the facts that 1 all these eff [...]
Well, I ve read MOST of it The ARC is missing the ending did that on purpose because it is all part of the game, the cards, etc What I read was fun, but not amazing It appears to be an Amazing Race sort of book a bunch of different groups all chasing around the world for clues that will solve a big mystery This first one sets things up Two kids younger boy is a gaming computer guy while the older sister is a shy bookworm and their au pair just happens to know the right languages and is easily co [...]
My third grader s reading tests came back he s reading at a fifth grade level Yay This means we need to find some good middle grade books The Maze of Bones is a great start Amy and Dan are orphans, and their grandmother has also recently passed away When the whole extended family gathers for the reading of the will, however, they re given an ultimatum take a million dollar payout, or embark on a dangerous adventure that may change the world There s enough adventure here to keep my stepson intere [...]
Grace Cahill has left behind her will and she has given those on the list a choice to take one million dollars or to be given a clue That clue is one of 39 keys to unlocking the Cahills greatest secret Her grandson and granddaughter Dan and Amy are surprised their grandma gave them no warning given how close they were to her Pitted against distant relatives, the siblings embark on the clue hunt which proves to be dangerous as they are seen as the prime contenders to solving the whole mystery and [...]
If you liked The Westing Game, Chasing Vermeer and enjoyed the movie National Treasure, this book will at the very least not put you to sleep But if you re looking for a piece of kids fiction that will knock your socks off the way Harry Potter knocked most of our socks off, this ain t it This is the first in a series that publishing house hopes will buoy its financial success along after the conclusion of the Harry Potter series If only this book were nearly as complex, well written, imaginative [...]
Wow, I have been wanting to read this book since fifth grade, but I just never got to it I always was reading I survived back then.The book starts of boring then gets better and better It is about two kids and when they go to there grandma s funeral They get invited to a scavenger hunt to be the most powerful cahill ever Benjamin Franklin was a cahill, and the two kids have to go around finding his clues to the thirty nine clues It is actually a very good story, authors take turns writing the bo [...]
My review copy of The Maze of Bones by Rick Riordan , 2008 came with 6 game cards embedded in the cover After musing about how this would work in the public library, it occurred to me to read John Mason s accompanying letter library editions, of course, will feature reinforced binding and NO game cards.Game cards Yes, this is one of those it s a book And a trading card game And an online game multi platform series thingies There will be ten books outlined by Rick Riordan and written by various a [...]
Pues para ser el primer libro de una serie de 11 no est taaaan mal Aunque creo que se hace un poco lento porque sabes que la historia no va a avanzar mucho, precisamente porque la serie es taaaan larga Pero no estoy diciendo que la premisa no sea interesante, es decir, que un libro empiece con la muerte de una persona, la lectura de su testamento y una decisi n entre un mill n de d lares o la posibilidad de participar en una carrera que puede resultar mortal para buscar un tesoro gigante Eso a m [...]
Read this one a few times now, and still enjoy it every time I ve just never gotten around to finishing the series, and I hope to this time Sometimes I find it quite childish, like with the Holts, but I love the whole mystery aspect, and the suspense with the other teams and the danger and it s all so exciting
I was impressed with the first book in the 39 Clues series I thought that it was going to just be a non stop action adventure book for boys but it turns out to be something .The first book in the series The Maze of Bones is written by Rick Riordan, the author of the very popular Lightening Thief series And each book following will be written by an acclaimed junior fiction author Gordon Korman has penned the second in the series What I enjoyed is the amount of history, archaeology and science tha [...]
ENGLISH REVIEW AT BOTTOM Cuando vi a Ian Kabra por primera vez, me enamor de inmediato Es completamente guap simo y tiene plata Fin Ya Se acab mi rese aNo mentira.Cuando vi este libro en una librer a en mi ciudad que nunca hay libros interesantes en mi ciudad , me llam la atenci n de inmediato Lo compr y lo le en dos d as.Fue muy bueno.Me gust bastanteWhen I first saw Ian Kabra, I fell in love immediately He is completely handsome and rich End My review is over No, kidding.When I saw this book i [...]
I always figured I d enjoy these books I love solving puzzles, and I love reading, so what a delightful combination I was not disappointed This books follows Amy and Dan Cahill, sister and brother 14 and 11 respectively who accept the challenge to hunt down the 39 Clues of the Cahill family They don t know what the clues will lead them into, or even what awaits them at the end, only that the whatever is there will make them quite powerful and possibly save the world.But, Amy and Dan are not the [...]
Rick Riordan est , provavelmente, a tornar se um dos meus autores preferidos de literatura juvenil Young Adult.Depois de ter lido o primeiro livro da saga de Percy Jackson, fiquei rendida escrita creativa e divertid ssima do escritor Quando este livro me chegou s m os, a vontade de o ler foi intant nea e em nada me desiludi.O Labirinto de Ossos traz nos uma competia o entre v rias equipas formadas por pessoas dos v rios cl s da fam lia Cahill Grace, a av dos dois personagens principais Dan e Amy [...]
I can t decide fully how much I liked this book It really depends on the rest of the series It was fun to read It was very much like National Treasure though, which I do love These relatives of a deceased woman are put up to a challenge that could make them the most powerful of their familyor of the worldIt was a bit annoyingd this could be a little bit of a spoiler so sorry if this bugs youbut I don t think it gives much away how often when Amy and Dan found clues another team would end up gett [...]
Well this is practically the 2nd time i ve read this book The 1st time i read it, it wasn t actually pleasent I mean the charecters, the plot, the puzzle solving everything was okay but the writing style It was awful But wait i ve read it in Bengali then, the translated one It made all the differences No one write like uncle rick actually The humor he writes with, the wits, the detailing everything is just awesome when HE writes it No one can translate that i guess.Now the book, well its not fan [...]
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Supposedly the next Harry Potter according to the publishers, I got the book at the book fair and began reading it to my 4th graders It definately reads like it is written as a screen play, not a novel I hear a movie, action figures, etc are in the works The characters are flat and unlikeable, the plot was difficult to follow, and the clues weren t even remotely close to anything a grade school kid could figure out Add to the fact that the first few clues were in France with tons of French words [...]
Since this one comes with games and such and I anticipate a lot of students reading it, I feel obligated to read it Not that there isn t some interesting stuff in the book some of the history can lead to further interest from the readers, but there are also so many issues full of cliches, flat cardboard characters, easy ways out without intricate patterns, and remarkably draggy for this type of supposedly fast paced, action packed thriller So far, some kids really enjoyed it and yet I also have [...]
The school librarian mentioned this to me, and I decided to see what the fuss was about My tendancy is to run away from books with slick marketing ploys, but I ll probably get caught up in the madness anyhow Just like that darn Twilight seriester finishing I think this will be a neat series for older elementary readers It s got a lot going on, but isn t hard to read And it is fun for the parents to get involved toominds me of the movie National Treasure mixed with the show Amazing Race a kid ver [...]
i am on chapter twelve and i am at the part where they are following iriana in paris and they have found the headquarters of one of the branches in there family.
Rick Riordan gets better with every book he writes, so it s weird to go back and read an older one and be like, Not as good as I expected from you, Uncle Rick However, he was an awesome writer to begin with, so even with that said, this was really good fun I would have loved depth, and I feel like it sacrificed depth in favour of being a quick, easy read, and I don t generally feel those two need to ne mutually exclusive Good book, and I love the concept Looking forward to reading .