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Beyond the Grave (The 39 Clues Series #4)
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Beyond the Grave (The 39 Clues Series #4)

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by Jude Watson
 

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Bestselling author Jude Watson takes Amy and Dan on a thrill-packed ride for the 4th installment of The 39 Clues series.

Betrayed by their cousins, abandoned by their uncle, and with only the slimmest hint to guide them, fourteen-year old Amy Cahill and her younger brother, Dan, rush off to Egypt on the hunt for 39 Clues that lead to a source of unimaginable

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Bestselling author Jude Watson takes Amy and Dan on a thrill-packed ride for the 4th installment of The 39 Clues series.

Betrayed by their cousins, abandoned by their uncle, and with only the slimmest hint to guide them, fourteen-year old Amy Cahill and her younger brother, Dan, rush off to Egypt on the hunt for 39 Clues that lead to a source of unimaginable power. But when they arrive, Amy and Dan get something completely unexpected - a message from their dead grandmother, Grace. Did Grace set out to help the two orphans . . . ore are Amy and Dan heading for the most devastating betrayal of them all?

Editorial Reviews

VOYA - Jeff Mann
The fourth book in The 39 Clues series finds Dan and Amy Cahill in Cairo. This time the pair befriends a young Egyptian expert and an elderly friend of their deceased grandmother— both new acquaintances provide history and guidance in search of the clues that lead to a source of power. The search for a missing statue with hints to the latest clue lead Dan and Amy on a hunt through the city as they encounter ancient maps, hidden rooms, historical statues, and dusty tombs. Irina Spasky, a former KGB operative and a relative to Dan and Amy, is the pair's family rival in this book. With help from their resourceful au pair and hidden messages from their grandmother, the two close in on the current clue as recent friends and family members continue to sabotage and double cross them along the way. The over the top action and improbable escapes that fans have come to expect continue in Watson's contribution. Series followers may be more entertained by this book than the third as Watson adds more characterization, making the two main characters a bit more dynamic and adding a little more depth to the brother and sister. Yet the adventure and escapes in the previous books are in full display here. A crocodile chase, a submarine ride and wreck, trapped in tombs, hidden clues, scheming bad guys, and ancient history each play a part. Most series readers will be entertained, but some may begin to lose any suspense that the two are in any real danger as they always seem to know exactly the right thing to do and always seem to escape at just the right moment. Never the less the books will continue to engage many middle grade readers. Reviewer: Jeff Mann
School Library Journal
Gr 3–6—In this leg of the worldwide scavenger hunt, Amy and Dan Cahill, accompanied by their au pair Nellie, are off to Egypt to find the next clue left by Ekaterina branch founder Katherine Cahill. Once there, they learn about the rivalry between the Tomas and Ekaterina branches of the Cahill family, discover a secret Ekaterina stronghold at an Egyptian hotel, and explore tombs of ancient Egyptians. They meet their grandmother Grace's friend Hilary, who gives them several items from Grace. While Hilary and her grandson Theo seem eager to help, looks can be deceiving. Run-ins with Irina Spasky, Jonah Wizard, and Alistair Oh add to the excitement and drama of the adventure. Amy and Dan discover Cahill connections to Napoleon, Thomas Edison, and Marie Curie along with paintings and hieroglyphs that will lead them on their dangerous hunt that's fraught with betrayals and reversals. Like the previous books, historical information is woven into the fast-paced adventure.—Sarah Polace, Cuyahoga County Public Library, Parma, OH

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780545060448
Publisher:
Scholastic, Inc.
Publication date:
06/02/2009
Series:
39 Clues Series , #4
Pages:
192
Sales rank:
23,289
Product dimensions:
5.20(w) x 7.50(h) x 0.70(d)
Lexile:
550L (what's this?)
Age Range:
9 - 12 Years

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Jude Watson is the author of four 39 Clues books, BEYOND THE GRAVE, IN TOO DEEP, VESPERS RISING, and A KING'S RANSOM, along with 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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Beyond the Grave (The 39 Clues Series #4) 4.5 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 254 reviews.
read4ever More than 1 year ago
This book was simply wonderful! I have read and enjoyed the previous books in this series, and I was curious to see how a woman author would do, seeing as how all the other books in the series are written by men. Jude Watson did a wonderful job with this book and it was a good read!
RKK More than 1 year ago
My son, who has not been very interested in reading, is now reading for pleasure! He really got into these books and has read every one in the series. We rush to B & N everytime there is a new release in the series. These books can also be used for A/R testing purposes. Its nice to find a series of books that kids like that can also be educational and creative! I recommend these to parents looking to spark an interest in reading!
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
I've been a 39 Clues fan since the first came out so if you have read them you would agree that they are very good books. (as of my description)I like this one the best because of the silly humor and the story that takes place in Cairo. Most of all I liked (with the other 3) the history mixed with fiction. I like the plot with 2 kids, a cat and their au pair on a quest for the 39 clues which leads to a great power. In this one they're in Egypt looking in tombs for their 4th clue and having to compete with Irina Spasky, one of their several devious cousins. I Can't wait for the 5th. I highly recommend this book to everybody.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Funny, Adventurous, and leaves you begging for more, The 4 book in the bestselling series The 39 Clues Beyond The Grave is a must buy book! Amy and Dan Cahill go through mind blowing adventures with their Au Pair Nellie. Alliances are made and broken as the two struggle through the streets of Egypt to find the next clue. I strongly recommend this book.
Ryan_Everett More than 1 year ago
This book was a very exciting and thrilling book. Although it is the fourth book in this series and i wouldn't say it was the best one. It was sometimes hard to follow what the writer was trying to say. Dan and Amy Cahill are the main characters in this book and their story starts in Egypt to find the fourth clue of the 39 clues, that the cahills left behind for the family to find. Their family though was the most powerful family on the face of the earth. They had members from George Washington to Benjamin Franklin even Napoleon Bonaparte. So niw they have to collect all these elements to create a philospers stone which is stated to be the most powerful thing ever. So Dan and Amy are looking for clues left from Katherine Cahill in Egypt trying to find out what she left behind. This book was a very good book so i recommend you check it out.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
The 39 clues series is totally awesome!!!! I LOVE it! Its mysterious,exiting, and a little bit emotional, wrapped upin one! Talk about being on the edge of your seat!!!!!!! This series wraps you up in its descriptive, exciting words. It makes you never want to stop reading, even when you really have to go to the bathroom! So far, this book has been my favorite. Its interesting. The whole 39 clues series is very addictive! I LOOOOOOOOOOOVE IT!!!! -A very special thanks to my mom who saw these books in the nook shop and recommended them. Since then, I cant stop reading!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! READ THIS SERIES!!!!!!!!!!! ITS SOOOOOOOOO AWESOME!!!!!!!!!!
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
I absalutely love this book! it rocks!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! This is one of my favorite books.
InTheBookcase More than 1 year ago
My favorite in the entire 39 Clues series so far. I love the educational adventure that these books bring for kids. I'm quite fascinated with Egypt's history, and since Amy and Dan Cahill find themselves in Egypt for this volume, I was happy to be reading this book. Although it doesn't come from from a Christian perspective exactly, this particular book infused something Christian-related into the plot---VERY, very good, Jude Watson!  Now, there may have been a comment or two that I didn't quite enjoy in the story, but it all must be taken in stride. It will be a while before I read another 39 Clues book that excites me as much as this one!
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Anonymous More than 1 year ago
I love these books, and how they are written by different authors. This is one of the best series i have ever read. If you are hesitant about getting this book, I would.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
I love this book i cant wait to read the next one!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Amy and Dan’s cousins betrayed them and their uncle abandon them. They rush off to Egypt in search for “The 39 clues” that lead them to a source .Betrayed by their cousins , abandon by their uncle, and with only the slimmest hint to guide them , fourteen-year-old Amy and her younger brother Dan, rush off to Egypt.I don’t like this book, because its hard to fallow along.Even though I’m not fond of reading, this was not that bad to read.If you like mysteries this book may be for you.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Great book. Read it!
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
I READ BOTH THE SERIES AND ABSULUTLY LOOOOOOOOOOOVED THEM :D I TOOOOOOOTALY RECOMEND THEM!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
My friend told me that I should read the series, because she thought I would like it from what she had read. Now I'm farther in the series than she is!
Guest More than 1 year ago
This is the way grandpa and I reward our grandson for varies accomplishments. The great part is, a series of books keeps him engaged equaling a better reader.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
I listen to this series on AudioBook. The narrator is wonderful and has a great command of different voices. I love learning about other places and history. I have looked up all kinds of things on the internet that are referenced in the books. It is fun to learn cool stuff without studying.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
This book is awesome i love it as much as i love my family and my crush
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
What does the "F" word mean?
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
I am a fan of the series, but this one was just okay. I did not like how the plot just kept going on and on about Ian, and how everyone makes Theo seem like he was special.
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Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Great book
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Is her mom aphrodite? Im just randomly guessing.....
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
I like the series, although it's a little confusing. Maybe that's just me because I'm fast reader. The first three books were the best, although the first one is my favorite.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
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