Title Profile & Character Information

The Maze of Bones

Annotation
Minutes before she died Grace Cahill changed her will, leaving her decendants an impossible decision: "You have a choice - one million dollars or a clue."

Grace is the last matriarch of the Cahills, the world's most powerful family. Everyone from Napoleon to Houdini is related to the Cahills, yet the source of the family power is lost. 39 clues hidden around the world will reveal the family's secret, but no one has been able to assemble them. Now the clues race is on, and young Amy and Dan must decide what's important: hunting clues or uncovering what REALLY happened to their parents.

The 39 Clues is Scholastic's groundbreaking new series, spanning 10 adrenaline-charged books, 350 trading cards, and an online game where readers play a part in the story and compete for over $100,000 in prizes.

The 39 Clues books set the story, and the cards, website and game allow kids to participate in it. Kids visit the website - www.the39clues.com - and discover they are lost members of the Cahill family. They set up online accounts where they can compete against other kids and against Cahill characters to find all 39 clues. Through the website, kids can track their points and clues, manage their card collections, dig through the Cahill archives for secrets and "travel" the world to collect Cahill artifacts, interview characters, and hunt down clues. Collecting cards helps: Each card is a piece of evidence containing information on a Cahill, a clue, or a family secret.

Every kid is a winner - we'll give away prizes through books, the website and the cards, including a grand prize of $25,000!

NARRATED by David Pittu



Awards
2011  Nevada Young Reader's Award

Characters
NameCahill, Amy
GenderFemale
OccupationStudent
TraitsOrphan
Shy

NameCahill, Dan
GenderBoy
OccupationStudent
TraitsOrphan
Precocious

GenreFiction
Juvenile
Mystery
Adventure
TopicsFamily secrets
Wills
Family histories
Inheritance
Puzzles
Power
Cryptic messages
Brothers and sisters
Orphans
Relatives
Quests
Contests
Competition
Franklin, Benjamin
Treasure hunts
SettingMassachusetts
Paris, France
France
Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
Pennsylvania


Series
  The 39 Clues series
1The Maze of bones
2One false note
3The Sword thief
4Beyond the grave
5The Black circle
6In too deep
7The Viper's nest
8The Emperor's code
9Storm warning
10Into the gauntlet
11Vespers rising