THE 39 CLUES BOOK 1 THE MAZE OF BONES
The Maze of Bones is the first novel of The 39 Clues series, written by Rick Riordan and While most of the characters in the book know which branch they belong to (as shown throughout the series), the main characters do not. Mr. McIntyre then says they have a choice, one million dollars, or a chance to be the greatest. Or you may take one million dollars in cash right now and walk away. The first, The Maze of Bones, is written by Rick Riordan, who also designed the story arc for the entire Each of the 39 Clues books will be written by a different author. Start by marking “The Maze of Bones (The 39 Clues, #1)” as Want to Read: 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. Rick Riordan is the #1 New York Times bestselling author.
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The Maze of Bones (39 Clues, No. 1) [Rick Riordan] on olhon.info *FREE* shipping on qualifying offers. The first book in the #1 bestselling phenomenon. The Maze of Bones (the 39 Clues, Book 1) by Rick Riordan, , available at Book Depository with free delivery worldwide. The Maze of Bones is the first book in The 39 Clues series. Mr. McIntyre then says they have a choice, one million dollars, or a chance to be.
Dan wants the money for baseball cards, while Amy wants the chance in order to make Grace proud. Aunt Beatrice then tries to prevent them from taking the 1st Clue. Then the Kabras try to discourage them from taking the challenge. Then the people at the will reading are told by Mr. In the end Amy and Dan chose the chance and receive a sealed envelope that they are instructed not to open.
They give it to Alistair to look at, but just then the mansion burns down. They then head to the Franklin Institute, where they encounter the Starling triplets. Dan and Amy try to warn them about a man in black who is going to get them but they don't listen and an explosion occurs and they are left in the hospital for weeks. Nellie is furious and Amy convincingly lies a bit and Nelly is convinced to continue their journey.
In France, they reject Jonah Wizard's offer of an alliance and tail Irina Spasky, who, due to a theft chain, now has the almanac.
Irina lured them all the way into the Lucian stronghold, and afterwards onto a trap on the Ille St-Louis Island on the Seine, but they were later saved unpredictably by the Holts, a family who is also after the Clues. With their information, the Cahills go to the Paris Catacombs. They find some bones which have Roman Numerals on them; a magic box number game, planted there by Franklin to give the coordinates to the next Clue.
However, the Kabras arrive and they threaten to hurt Amy and Dan but are saved by Alistair. The book was fast paced and exciting from the start. The characters were quirky and fun. Even the 'baddies' were kind of likeable even though they did some pretty crazy things to harm Dan and Amy. The whole plot line felt far-fetched but reading the book felt like watching a cartoon.
There was never a lull in the story. I also learnt a few things about Benjamin Franklin and his fascinating achievements. It was a history lesson delivered in an interesting way. Mr Riordan masterfully intertwined history with fiction here just like he did with mythology and fiction for Percy Jackson.
The next book is passed on to a different author and I'm looking forward to what they have in store for Dan and Amy! Jul 26, Monica Edinger rated it liked it. The ARC is missing the ending. Scholastic 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. Then there are all the other competitors nasty families, nasty siblings, nasty single uncles and cousins, and an annoying celebrity from all over the place.
The book is about the two main characters looking for the first clue. It is fun, quick, undemanding reading. Rick Riordan evidently has designed the whole series and wrote this book. The rest will be written by others the next by Gordon Korman.
It will be interesting to see the ending of this one and how the series plays out with the different writers involved. View all 4 comments. Oct 03, Kian. R rated it it was amazing. 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 writi Wow, I have been wanting to read this book since fifth grade, but I just never got to it.
It is actually a very good story, authors take turns writing the book too. I highly recommend this. View all 31 comments. Apr 03, Liz Hoffman rated it it was amazing Shelves: After starting this one way back in on Christmas, my 8-year-old and I finally finished this one up!
This was a really great book to read out loud. The story was entertaining for both of us, and we're ready to move a little faster in the series now.
View all 3 comments. Oct 17, Jessie rated it it was ok. 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 Scholastic hopes will buoy its financial success along after the conclusion of the Harry Potter series.
If only this book were nearly as complex, well-writt 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. If only this book were nearly as complex, well-written, imaginative or captivating. It was ok My major issue with this book is that it is so blatantly derivative of many other works of fiction while at the same time being at times almost mind-numbingly dull.
Nov 09, Wendi Lee rated it really liked it Shelves: My third grader's reading tests came back: 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: There's enough adventure here to keep my stepso My third grader's reading tests came back: There's enough adventure here to keep my stepson interested, and lots of interesting historical facts.
I know that the books are written by different authors, so I'm wondering how the rest of the series will go, but The Maze of Bones is a compelling first book.
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. Dec 21, Maddison rated it really liked it.
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!
Aug 14, Eva Mitnick rated it liked it. Game cards? And a trading-card game! And an online game! Oh, and maybe Dreamworks movie as well. Teams compete viciously against each other, and there is danger and excitement galore.
Dan and Amy are relatively fleshed out Dan is a whiz at numbers and collects odd stuff; Amy is a shy and cautious reader , but most of the other characters, and especially the assorted evil family members, are completely implausible caricatures. That would be okay if this were a game of Clue, but I personally like my villains to have a bit more juiciness and moral ambiguity about them, not to mention a weensy bit of believability.
If this series encourages kids to read, I will be content and so, he says, will Rick Riordan. If this series also encourages kids to buy many trading cards as well as millions of copies of the books, Scholastic will be content. Will children be content? Is this the next book-based craze?
We shall see. Feb 09, Eliza fuller is currently reading it. Jan 31, Words rated it it was amazing Shelves: 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 more. 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 I was impressed with the first book in the "39 Clues" series. What I enjoyed is the amount of history, archaeology and science that is involved in this story. It was like reading a "Magic Treehouse" book but for older, more sophisticated readers. And the references are pretty challenging. What I like the most is that these books can be read without buying the cards or logging on to the website to win prizes, although these options are great for those interested.
The 39 Clues proves to be a good adventure choice in its own right! Aug 06, Ann rated it really liked it Shelves: 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 I always figured I'd enjoy these books - I love solving puzzles, and I love reading, so what a delightful combination!
But, Amy and Dan are not the only members for the powerful Cahill family to be searching for the 39 Clues, and not all the teams like to play especially fairly or kindly. I actually quite enjoyed the characters in the book. While it's not one of Riordan's more detailed cast and so far some of the characters tend on the more caricature side of things , they definitely serve their purpose and I found myself rather attached to Amy and Dan by the end.
I love the overall concept that the reader can "play along" and solve the puzzles within the book along with Amy and Dan, as well as the clues hidden elsewhere within the pages and the cards the book comes with -- I haven't not joined the online hunt yet, however, so can't comment there. Overall, I feel it's a well thought out mystery, and what I really love is that Riordan has a wonderful way of weaving in history and other useful information without it feeling like you're being "taught" something.
Definitely recommended to lovers of middle grae adventure, and those who love a good mystery.
View all 24 comments. Feb 27, Adam Silvera rated it liked it Shelves: I put this book off for so long and finally picked it up today to see what it was about.
It was a very quick read and what I imagine is the start of a really fun series, but I'm honestly not interested in reading the next nine, or the follow-up series. Also, considering Riordan was behind the first book, I really thought it'd knock me out the park.
I prefer I put this book off for so long and finally picked it up today to see what it was about. I prefer him doing mythology, but that just might be me being a big fantasy kid.
My favorite part would have to be how it's making me really want to read up on Benjamin Franklin, the center historian who's life you basically dissect to understand the first clue.
I'm pretty historically ignorant, so this is definitely a dude I might wanna read up on. I even got excited when they hinted at Mozart being the main dude for the next book, but I think I'm just going to explore other books for now. I still stand by "Ring of Fire" by P. D Baccalario for anyone who wants a fun, historically enlightening book for young readers, as an addition to this series. Just to get excited about Riordan as an author again, it may finally be time for me to read "The Lost Hero" which I'm pretty excited about and have only heard good things on.
At A Glance Genre: Cliff Hanger: Worst Part: Copy cats everywhere.
First Prize: World Domination
Overall Feels Felt: Poor old lady! Conclusion Continuing the Series: For younger children yes Misc.: Short Review: Well this is pretty much National Treasure meets Amazing Race but with a 12yr old instead. You can really tell this is written for younger children. I dislike the MC, whiny pre-teen. The plot was straight up stolen from National Treasure. Jan 25, Tam Tam rated it liked it Shelves: 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 family It was a bit annoying And it seemed the same sort of mumbo jumbo happened But even that said, I'm curious to see where this is going to go.
I will read the next book at least. Oh, and I'm still confused as to why in the middle of the book the page numbers get weird and then they're totally fine again. Is that a clue to something?? View 2 comments.
The Maze of Bones
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! 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 this is practically the 2nd time i've read this book. Now the book, well its not fantasy my fav but uts kind of like treasure hunting. So much rush!! One day u r here and the next day u r halfway across the globe!! And all the time u just wait to grab the next clue before Amy and Dan: The charecters were pleasent. With some pasts they dont know yet! I hope they will be revealed some time soon. But the next books in the series is not written by Rick.
So dont know what to expect for!! Hope ita will be good.
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The 39 Clues 1 - 10 of 11 books. Books by Rick Riordan. Trivia About The Maze of Bones Quotes from The Maze of Bones. Eyeless sockets of the dead seemed to stare at them as they passed. I mean - have you ever thought about what this ultimate treasure could be? I mean, what could make somebody the most powerful Cahill in history?
The Maze of Bones (the 39 Clues, Book 1)
And why thirty-nine clues? It's thirteen times three. It's also the sum of five prime numbers in a row - 3,5,7,11, And if you add the first three powers of three, 3 to the first, 3 to the second, and s to the third, you get thirty-nine.
It's obvious. Welcome back. Just a moment while we sign you in to your Goodreads account.They find some bones which have numbers on them: a magic box number game, planted there by Franklin to give the coordinates to the next Clue. Mystery Who do you think is the biggest threat to Amy and Dan in their search for the 39 Clues?
In the end Amy and Dan chose the chance and receive a sealed envelope that they are instructed not to open. His inference led them to the next lead.
Amy succeeds, but the vial is then stolen by the Kabras, when they trick Amy and Dan to give them the vial. USA Today. Use mdy dates from June Children's Announcements.