The Maze of Bones
Minutes before she died Grace Cahill changed her will, leaving her descendants 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.
One False Note
THIS JUST IN! Amy and Dan Cahill were spotted on a train, hot on the trail of one of 39 Clues hidden around the world. BUT WAIT! Police report a break-in at an elite hotel, and the suspects ALSO sound suspiciously like Amy and Dan. UPDATE! Amy and Dan have been seen in a car . . . no, in a speedboat chase . . . and HOLD EVERYTHING! They’re being chased by an angry mob?!?
When there’s a Clue on the line, anything can happen.
Read the books and check out the website http://www.the39clues.com/ to see what branch of the Cahill family tree you stem from. Play the games, solve the mysteries and above all else – beat the competition and stay alive. Watch your back, those Cahills are deadly – brilliant, but deadly.
So hopefully there are those of you out there that are reading Dragon Rider. If you are interested, you can go to Cornelia Funke’s website to learn more about the author or about the other books that she has written. You can find games and and other fun things to do here.
Firedrake, a young dragon, receives a frightening warning one night: Humans are planning to destroy the valley in which he lives! All the dragons must flee. Their only refuge is a place above the clouds called the Rim of Heaven — which may not even exist. Firedrake boldly volunteers to go ahead first. As he embarks on his journey, he meets Ben, a runaway boy. Together, the boy & dragon make their way toward the Rim of Heaven, all the while running a step ahead of Nettlebrand, a monster who will stop at nothing to hunt down Firedrake. Their quest will truly become an adventure like no other.
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Hey everyone, welcome to the brand new GuysRead blog. This is a blog dedicated to the book club for boys ages 9-12. We are looking for an online dicussion about the books that we are reading as a group and also books that you are reading at home. All comments are welcome – they will however be filtered through a monitoring system and therefore will not show up immediately after being submitted.
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