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Product Details

  • Age Range: 10 - 14 years
  • Grade Level: 5 - 9
  • Lexile Measure: 1110L (What's this?)
  • Series: The Kane Chronicles
  • Hardcover: 144 pages
  • Publisher: Disney-Hyperion; Nov edition (March 20, 2012)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 1423153626
  • ISBN-13: 978-1423153627
  • Product Dimensions: 2.2 x 2.8 x 0.4 inches
  • Shipping Weight: 9.6 ounces (View shipping rates and policies)
  • Average Customer Review: 4.0 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (68 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #21,987 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

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About the Author

RickRiordan (www.rickriordan.com)is the author of the New YorkTimes #1 best-selling TheHeroes of Olympus, Book One: The Lost Hero; the New York Times #1 best-sellingThe Kane Chronicles, Book One:The Red Pyramid; as well as the five books in the New York Times #1 best-sellingPercy Jackson and the Olympians series: TheLightning Thief; TheSea of Monsters; TheTitan's Curse; TheBattle of the Labyrinth; and TheLast Olympian. His previous novels for adults include the hugelypopular Tres Navarre series, winner of the top three awards in the mysterygenre. He lives in San Antonio, Texas, with his wife and two sons.

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This book was pretty boring.
Tori Darcangelo
This book, much like the Percy Jackson Ultimate Guide, is a wonderful companion to the Kane Chronicles Series.
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And the author of these fantastic books (Rick Riordan) is just as amazing!
Leanne Grime

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14 of 16 people found the following review helpful By Stacy J on April 20, 2012
Format: Hardcover
I found a misplaced copy of this book while grocery shopping right around the time I was finishing up the 2nd Kane Chronicles book with my sons(7 and 9)....I was beyond excited...but put it down after a quick scan through the pages deciding I would probably be buying it for myself and wasn't sure if my sons would be interested. I obsessed over this book for 2 days and ran back to the store and bought it(sorry Amazon...I was too impatient for shipping) My sons LOVE the Survival Guide, it gave us a chance to discuss the illustrations of the characters compared to what we imagined in our minds. And it is also nice to see how much they remember from the books(they were paying attention, not just dragging out bedtime..YAY!). They look through this book everyday. I just started reading the Percy Jackson series to them(while we patiently wait for the 3rd Kane Chronicles book), and they are using the Kane Chronicles Survival Guide to compare characters from the two series if they sound even the slightest bit similar. I will be ordering the survival guide for Percy Jackson as well.
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9 of 12 people found the following review helpful By thehydrogenpoptart on August 1, 2012
Format: Hardcover
Although I consider his books slightly overrated, Rick Riordan is, in my opinion, a fantastic writer for middle grade and teenage readers. However, when it comes to the spin-offs and guides of his bestselling series, I'm not so sure about their quality.

In the style of Percy Jackson and the Olympians: The Ultimate Guide, The Kane Chronicles Survival Guide has a splendid cover: some very cool 3-D images that change when you look at them from a different angle as well as a magnetic clasp. The papers inside are of good quality. I'm pretty sure even the haters of The Kane Chronicles will admit that this book *looks* good.

But you know that old phrase to not judge a book by its cover? Well that's true here, because that content inside this book is lackluster. Most of the information presented in this "Survival Guide" is just basic info, rehashed into this new book. There are also lots of pretty boring character and plot summaries, which, if you really wanted to, could find on Wikipedia or something of the like. Some brief retellings of Egyptian myths are included as well, plus a tiny bit of Egyptian history. Most of the guide, though, has nothing new to tell us about Carter or Sadie, or even the world of The Kane Chronicles.

Even the art doesn't save the sub-par text. Antonio Javier Caparo, the series' illustrator, is just as great of an illustrator as Rick Riordan is of a writer, but there isn't much art by him in here, and most of the art is seen on the cover (remember, the images change, so there are 8 characters displayed on the cover). There's not that much quality art inside the book and even some of the art feels rehashed.
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful By Michele Morano on October 29, 2013
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My 12 year old daughter is dictating this review to me. This book is great if you read the Kane Chronicles. It has fun tidbits in it , Some things I overlooked while reading the actual books and this book explained them. I would tell anyone to get this book.
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful By Abby Laswell on August 24, 2013
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It was really helpful. I defiantly recommend getting it. Its had lots of fun facts, and fun pictures to look at
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful By Maria Carter on July 9, 2013
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I really enjoyed the book it was very interesting and helpful to answer any questions also it gives a picture of every character so you know what everyone looks like so it you love the kane chronicles series get this book!
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By KORRINN RIVERA on April 21, 2014
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I am happy with this product. It was worth what I paid for it and my niece loved it. Thank you.
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By Jaelyn Martin on April 17, 2014
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Would rate 0. All it talked about was basic things about Kane Chronicles.Do not get. Boo! Stinks! Get rid of!
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By Matthew detar on March 25, 2014
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Not only a great book but I also learned a lot of info I didn't know about Egyptian things. Rick Riots in is an amazing book writer. I hope he never stops writing
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