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Grade 4-7–In what CNN called the trial of the new millennium, Aiden and Meg Falconer's parents were convicted of treason and sentenced to life in jail. Respected criminologists with PhDs, they were asked by CIA Agent Frank Lindenauer to develop profiles that would help U.S. operatives identify terrorist cells throughout the world. He disappeared, and the FBI charged the Falconers with passing classified information to enemies. Their children were placed in a juvenile detention facility in Nebraska for their own safety. When the novel opens, they have been at Sunnydale Farm for four months. Aiden accidentally lights the place on fire and they escape. He remembers that nine years earlier he hid a picture of Lindenauer, known to him as Uncle Frank, in their summer house on Lake Champlain. If they can find him, perhaps they can prove their parents' innocence. With no plan and no money, they set off for Vermont. The police are in hot pursuit, but Aiden and Meg, along with another escapee, Miguel, elude them in one close call after another. At the book's abrupt and unresolved ending, the kids make it to their destination, where Miguel, mistaken for Aiden, is shot by a mysterious intruder. Short on character development and at times melodramatic and straining credulity in the children's ability to elude authorities, this is a fast-paced, action-packed adventure that kids will read in one sitting. Appropriate for reluctant readers and those addicted to television action shows, it is the first in a projected six-title series.–Connie Tyrrell Burns, Mahoney Middle School, South Portland, ME
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Gr. 4-7. After their parents' conviction for treason in a high-profile case, Aiden and Meg Falconer were given a different last name and placed at Sunnydale Farm, a juvenile corrections facility in Nebraska. Still, they remain convinced of their parents' innocence. At the first opportunity, they escape and make their way across the country toward the family's summer cottage in Vermont. With little chance of evading detection, the children do whatever it takes (lying, breaking and entering, hopping a freight train) to remain free and gather evidence that might overturn their parents' conviction. The sympathetic though quickly sketched characters lead readers on an exciting chase that becomes more intense as they near the cottage. There, the young fugitives learn that they now have two pursuers: the police and a mysterious man who wants to kill them. When this fast-paced adventure ends, rather abruptly, some readers will theorize about the man's identity, while others will simply wait expectantly for the second book in the projected six-volume On the Run series. Carolyn Phelan
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Product Details

  • Age Range: 8 - 12 years
  • Grade Level: 3 - 7
  • Lexile Measure: 680L (What's this?)
  • Series: On the Run (Book 1)
  • Paperback: 160 pages
  • Publisher: Scholastic; Reissue edition (April 1, 2005)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 0439651360
  • ISBN-13: 978-0439651363
  • Product Dimensions: 0.5 x 5.2 x 7.2 inches
  • Shipping Weight: 4 ounces (View shipping rates and policies)
  • Average Customer Review: 4.7 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (68 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #51,429 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

More About the Author

Gordon Korman has written more than fifty middle-grade and teen novels. Favorites include the New York Times #1 bestseller The 39 Clues: One False Note, The Juvie Three, Son of the Mob, Born to Rock, and Schooled. Though he didn't play football in high school, Gordon's been a lifelong fan and season ticket holder. He says, "I've always been fascinated by the 'culture of collision' in football and wanted to explore it-not just from the highlight films but from its darker side as well." Gordon lives with his family on Long Island, New York.

Customer Reviews

It was an action packed book kept me on the edge of my seat.
Tierra
You'll be hooked into this book the minute you read the first word.
Mr. Bao Zhu MD
Highly recommended for upper elementary and middle school readers!
Shopping Mom

Most Helpful Customer Reviews

13 of 16 people found the following review helpful By Rebecca Herman HALL OF FAMEVINE VOICE on July 20, 2005
Format: Paperback
This is the first book in the On the Run series by Gordon Korman, about two young runaway siblings who are determined to find the evidence necessary to free their parents, who have been sentenced to life in prison for the crime of treason.

Fifteen-year-old Aiden Falconer and his little sister, eleven-year-old Meg, had perfectly ordinary lives. Then the unbelievable happened. Their parents, boring college professors, were accused of aiding terrorists, and were convicted of treason against the United States government. Aiden and Meg know the parents couldn't have done such a terrible thing, but the one man that could prove their innocence has disappeared. And Aiden and Meg are trapped at Sunnydale Farm, a juvenile detention center, unable to do anything. But when a fire at the farm gives Aiden and Meg the chance to escape, they take it. They decide they will not stop until the find the man who could free their parents. But there are many dangers for them, both from natural elements and the police who are searching for them.

I really enjoyed Gordon Korman's previous adventure trilogies, and this new series is off to a great start. Aiden and Meg are sympathetic characters that will keep kids reading to find out if their quest is successful. I would recommend this book to readers who enjoyed previous adventure stories by Gordon Korman, as well as new readers who enjoy these types of books. I look forward to reading the rest of the books in this series.
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5 of 5 people found the following review helpful By Ian S on May 22, 2005
Format: Paperback
Have you ever been on the run from the cops, well Meg and Aiden Falconer have and it will be that way for a while. Meg and Aiden were put into a correctional facility called Sunnydale farm and they dont know why, then they see their parents on the news and the are in jail for treason. When they escape the race is on to find a measly picture to prove their parents inocence. This book is filled with action and promblems the two have to solve. This is a great book, and every one should should read Casing The Falconers.
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3 of 3 people found the following review helpful By Vtown Tigers on November 22, 2005
Format: Paperback
This book is about Aidan and Meg Falconer, when they run away from a correction center for kids their age.

Aidan drops a kerosene lamp on the ground in the barn

and everything in the barn burned down with the house which his sister was in the house. Aidan went in the burning house and saves his sister, when they get out Aidan tells his sister he started the fire so they decide to run away to prove their parents are not guilty of the crimes pressed against them. While looking for parents they needed a map to look at, and they get different clothes on and then when they leave the store they find out from a kid that was working at the store that the cops are looking in this area because the manger called. When they are on the run they meet up with another Juvenile dentition center child named Mignel and he was in the center for murder. You have to read the book to find out about the rest.

I like this book because there is a lot of action adventure and they are always on the run .My dislikes are when Mignel tries to hurt Meg Falconer with scissors when he was cutting her hair for a disguise.

I recommended this book to people that like action adventure books and people always on the run.

This book reminds me of a book I read named Artemis Fowl By: Eoil Colfer
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8 of 10 people found the following review helpful By A Customer on June 2, 2005
Format: Paperback
I'm 15 years old, and picked this book up, along with every other Gordan Korman title I could find, at the 2005 Power of the Pen state finals in Wooster, Ohio. This is because I was receiveing the "Promising Young Talent Award" from none other than Mr. Korman himself. I dived into this book, and I never resurfaced.

That's the greatest (and also the worst)thing about this book. It's addictive. Yet, at the same time, its very short. I guess, its a harmless thing, because thats what all authors want to accomplish. They want to hook their readers. I read the entire book without stopping, and it only took a couple hours.

The characters are likeable and are very three dimensional. The dialogue and story is intelligent and sprinkled with wit. This is a great read.
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3 of 3 people found the following review helpful A Kid's Review on April 27, 2006
Format: Paperback
Chasing the falconers is about a 15-year-old boy named Aiden, and an 11-year-old, Meg. Their parents, both crimonalagists, are convicted of aiding forgein terrorists, and given life sentences. It is up to Aiden and Meg to prove their innocence, traveling from sate to state on the smallest clue, and boncing in and out of the FBI's track. Packing his books with shocks and suprises, Gordan Korman will never leave you bored. Once I picked up this book, it was practicly impossible to put down. I would HIGHLY recamend it to all who love action-packed page-turners.
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3 of 3 people found the following review helpful By Shopping Mom on August 8, 2005
Format: Paperback
Think Harrison Ford in the movie version of the "Fugutive" then change the main characters to two adolescents and you've got Gordon Korman's On the Run series. Action, adventure and lots of ingenuity go in to this great beginning. The end leaves you wanting to grab book #2 and keep reading about Aiden's and Meg's adventures "on the run."

Highly recommended for upper elementary and middle school readers!
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3 of 3 people found the following review helpful A Kid's Review on December 12, 2005
Format: Paperback
I really don't like action stories but I LOVED this book. I read Fugitive factor and Now You See Them Now You Don't and feel the same. I have Stowaway Solution and can't wait to read it. I also really want to get Public Enemies. I would DEFINATELY reccomend this book to all!!!
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