Bulldog Library

39 Clues: Maze of Bones

on February 6, 2013

JF 39    •    AR Reading Level: 4.3    •    AR Points: 7.0    •   Quiz #125985

Jacket.aspxAt the reading of their grandmother’s will, orphans Amy and Dan Cahill must make a choice.  Either take an inheritance of $1,000,000 each or forfeit the money and receive an envelope with a single clue that will lead them on a quest for an unknown treasure and will put them in constant mortal danger.  Amy and Dan choose the clue.  They are not alone in this choice.  Several of their relatives also choose the clue, all driven to find the treasure that will make them the most powerful Cahill of all time.  Now the siblings must decipher the cryptic clue while battling their evil relatives who all want the Cahill orphans dead.

Exciting twists and turns await readers who are brave enough to travel with Amy and Dan on their mysterious quest.  This book gives readers an intricate mystery with several layers of intrigue and dangers that will keep readers on the edge of their seat.  Additionally, this book offers readers a unique way to explore history.  In this book, readers will follow the life of Benjamin Franklin learning about his life as a printer, an inventor and an ambassador.  This is the first in a series of eleven books and it is just the beginning of the young Cahill’s adventure.  Readers who devour this book will be eager for the next installment.  This book is highly recommended for avid readers who enjoy mysteries, history, or treasure-hunting adventures.

Genre: Mystery  •  Interest Level: grades 4-8

Riordan, R. (2008). 39 Clues: book one, maze of bones. New York : Scholastic.

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