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A King's Ransom (The 39 Clues: Cahills vs. Vespers, Book 2) Hardcover – December 6, 2011


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Product Details

  • Age Range: 8 - 12 years
  • Grade Level: 3 - 7
  • Lexile Measure: 570L (What's this?)
  • Series: The 39 Clues: Cahills vs. Vespers (Book 2)
  • Hardcover: 192 pages
  • Publisher: Scholastic Press; Gmc Har/Cr edition (December 6, 2011)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 0545298407
  • ISBN-13: 978-0545298407
  • Product Dimensions: 7.4 x 5.2 x 0.7 inches
  • Shipping Weight: 10.6 ounces (View shipping rates and policies)
  • Average Customer Review: 4.7 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (71 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #32,154 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

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About the Author

Jude Watson is the author of two 39 Clues books, BEYOND THE GRAVE and IN TOO DEEP, and the bestselling Star Wars: Last of the Jedi and Jedi Quest series. As Judy Blundell, she wrote WHAT I SAW AND HOW I LIED, the 2008 winner of The National Book Award for Young People's Literature. She lives in Katonah, New York with her husband and daughter.


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Hello! Thanks for clicking. I'm Jude Watson, and I write for kids. It's the best job in the world.

As a writer, I wear two hats. As Judy Blundell I write for Young Adults, and I won the National Book Award for my novel, WHAT I SAW AND HOW I LIED.

I write for middle-graders while wearing my Jude Watson hat, which is a bit more colorful. Maybe it even has a spinning propeller on top. I love to write mystery-adventures with thrilling twists and oddball characters and kids who find themselves in impossible situations doing incredible things.

I do all this from a chair, in a little room, in a not-big house, in a small town on Long Island. I like to read and I like to draw (badly) and my idea of excitement is to lace up my sneakers and walk to the harbor and back. I'm a nervous flyer and though I am respectful of the physics of modern aviation I also secretly suspect that it is only the unified belief of passengers that tons of metal can hurtle through the air that keeps a plane in flight. I am also not terribly comfortable on suspension bridges. And don't even ask me to go on a ferris wheel.

I am listing these fears just to clue you in: I'm a physical coward. I'm also a creature of habit. Once in awhile I go a little crazy and take a different route to the grocery store.

Still, I'll throw incredible amounts of danger at my characters. And I'll cackle maniacally while I do it.

Other random facts: During deadline periods I am deeply committed to popcorn and apples.

Every summer I go to Cape Cod, and every summer I wish I had a whole month there. I never do.

I am waiting for the day I'll see someone reading a book of mine in an airport or a train or a diner. I will most likely embarrass myself by cavorting and singing "That's ME!"

If you want to learn more about me or take a look at my books, visit my website, judewatsonbooks.com. Until then, happy reading!

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5 of 6 people found the following review helpful By OscBond on December 27, 2011
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It leaves waiting for book 3. The cahills are never without an adventure. Can't wait to see wait adventure awaits in book 3.
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2 of 2 people found the following review helpful By Quincy Acklen on February 29, 2012
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i have every 39 clues book and this is among the top 5 great action mystery books. kids will love it :)

(my son wrote this review)
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4 of 5 people found the following review helpful By elkelk on December 27, 2011
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My son loves 39 Clues and loved this book. I think he has read it twice already. He has learned alot of geography from this series.
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful By Ummmm on December 6, 2012
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This was intense all the way to the end and leaves more questions to be answered than to start with.
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful By fgfrggfd on December 2, 2012
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the book and price are fantastic i never could afford the book from a store and now yay yay yay
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful By Suzy Bird Gulliver, Ph.D. on November 26, 2012
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I loved the original series, and the extension, while not quite as consistently pleasing as the original is very satisfying on the whole. The characters delight me, and although the hunt grows somewhat preposterous, I like that we are seeing new depths as the youngsters become teenagers.
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful By Cassidy on November 21, 2012
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Bought this book for a grand daughter who loves this book series. I do not know much about the book. Her Mom ok'd it.
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful By SonnyBunny on November 2, 2012
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Another great book in the 39 Clues book series. As always the story is fast paced and exciting. Thankfully the authors of these books keep in mind that you've already read the previous books and don't spend whole chapters on things that happend in the other books. Another great read.
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