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  • Age Range: 8 - 12 years
  • Grade Level: 3 - 7
  • Lexile Measure: 1010L (What's this?)
  • Hardcover: 192 pages
  • Publisher: Scholastic Inc. (October 26, 2010)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 0545285046
  • ISBN-13: 978-0545285049
  • Product Dimensions: 0.8 x 5.5 x 8 inches
  • Shipping Weight: 7.2 ounces (View shipping rates and policies)
  • Average Customer Review: 4.7 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (29 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #367,806 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

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21 of 22 people found the following review helpful By KidsReads on November 1, 2010
Format: Hardcover
Seven Cahill agents from different branches of the family have risked their lives to publish the 10 volumes of the clue hunt: Rick Riordan, Gordon Korman, Peter Lerangis, Patrick Carman, Jude Watson, Linda Sue Park and Margaret Peterson Haddix. They did it to protect the Cahill family. But the dangers aren't over yet. An ancient enemy known as the Vespers is creeping around, and Agent Riordan calls the other six rogue agents together again. This time, they will assemble a book of Cahill secrets as a weapon against the Vespers.

This secret book contains everything anyone would want to know about the five different Cahill branches, including overviews, secret history strategies, founders, stronghold locations, members' biographies, preferred weapons, drawings and photos. There are also some agent updates, like how Dan and Amy are back at school and Dan keeps getting in trouble, and when Nellie takes the siblings to visit their parents' graves for the first time since the funeral. Compiling all of this important information into one place is dangerous, but it may be the only thing to save the Cahill family from the evil Vespers.

Set up like an encyclopedia, THE BLACK BOOK OF BURIED SECRETS is filled with colorful pages containing lots of photos and drawings. There are even some riddles scattered throughout to solve. Readers will also enjoy the brief narratives giving updates on some of the family members and a few narrative flashbacks in the Founder Archives. And in following the pattern of the 39 Clues series, it also contains interesting biographies of some historical figures, including Harry Houdini, Annie Oakley and Marie Curie.
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13 of 13 people found the following review helpful By Mary Kate on November 2, 2010
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A companion book to the popular 39 Clues series, The 39 Clues: The Black Book of Buried Secrets is a good bet, not only for the series' most die hard fans, but for those of us seeking some closure to a few of the threads left dangling at the end of The 39 Clues, Book 10: Into the Gauntlet. The book answers some questions, forces us to ask a few new ones, dangles a few new mysteries in our faces and gives us a chance to catch up with several of the series' major players since Gauntlet's end.

Touted as the "ultimate guidebook" to the 39 Clues world, this is also a full color reference book to the fictional Cahill family, their various branches and to the history, famous historical members, founders and current agents of each branch. Information on branch strategies, strengths and strongholds, etc. is nicely laid out and more fun to read than I expected it to be. Author Rick Riordan, who wrote the first book in the 39 Clues series as well as the overall series arc has given us an attractive and interesting series overview that I'm happy to add to my collection even though I consider the "ultimate guidebook" description to be just a bit of a stretch.

The Black Book of Buried Secrets also serves as a bridge to - wouldn't you know it? - a new 39 Clues series set to launch in April, 2011 with The 39 Clues: Vespers Rising, the first volume in The 39 Clues: Cahills vs. Vespers.
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"One woe is past. Behold, still two more woes are coming after these things." -- Revelation 9:12 (NKJV)

If you are like me, you probably read each novel in the 39 Clues series at high speed. I wanted to find the next clue, to see who would be a double-dealer next, and to learn who had done what to whom in the past. As a result, a lot of the details didn't exactly stick like glue in my head. If so and you cherish the stories, you'll appreciate having a chance to see a lot of the information you've read presented in a more organized, concise form in The Black Book of Buried Secrets. You'll also see lots of veiled references to the Vespers.

Surprise, surprise! There's a new 39 Clues series coming beginning with Vespers Rising by Rick Riordan, Peter Lerangis, Gordon Korman, and Jude Watson on April 5, 2011. Naturally, you'll need to refer back to the Black Book of Buried Secrets to make the most sense out of that new series.

So if you liked the first ten books, this eleventh one is an essential reference for the next series of ten.

The book has a tongue-in-cheek opening where Rick Riordan provides a fictional story for the book's origin in his role as a Janus operative. From there, you read profiles of the Madrigal, Lucian, Ekaterina, Tomas, and Janus branches of the Cahill family starting with a brief summary and then looking at the founders, continuing with the agents, and ending with descriptions of their home bases. Some of the fictional stories about founders and agents are quite humorous.

The book is illustrated with photographs and images of some of the characters. These were unpleasant surprises in some cases because the people didn't look to me the way the stories had portrayed them.
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