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Fun Transmedia Series
on December 4, 2014
The 39 Clues: The Maze of Bones by Rick Riordan is the first in a new trans-media series that connects books, clues, and website experiences together. Amy and Dan Cahill are at the center of a mystery adventure reminiscent of the DaVinci Code book and National Treasure movies. The two children are competing with powerful and influential family members to find clues leading to what's been described as the greatest treasure of all time. Woven through the books are historical references, mathematical problems, and intriguing puzzles that will eventually lead to a solution.
The quirky characters and fast pace make this book a quick, interesting read. The accompanying website is an element sure to draw in reluctant readers.
The focus on history and puzzles reminds me of the books of Blue Balliett.
One book down, just thirty-eight to go. This series will keep people of all ages reading for years to come.