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The Black Circle (The 39 Clues Series #5)
     

The Black Circle (The 39 Clues Series #5)

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by Patrick Carman
 

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The highly anticipated Book Five of the #1 bestselling The 39 Clues series.

A strange telegram lures fourteen-year-old Amy Cahill and her younger brother, Dan, deep into Russia and away from the only trustworthy adult they know. Signed with the initials NRR, the telegram launches a race to uncover a treasure stolen by the Nazis and the truth about the murder of

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The highly anticipated Book Five of the #1 bestselling The 39 Clues series.

A strange telegram lures fourteen-year-old Amy Cahill and her younger brother, Dan, deep into Russia and away from the only trustworthy adult they know. Signed with the initials NRR, the telegram launches a race to uncover a treasure stolen by the Nazis and the truth about the murder of the last Russian royal family. All too soon, the treasure hunt starts to smell like a Lucian trap. But the bait might just be irresistible . . . what will Amy and Dan risk to find out what really happened on the night their parents died?

Editorial Reviews

When we last left Amy and Dan, the youthful Cahill sleuths were in Egypt, tracking down yet another of the 39 Clues. In this episode, our likable pursuers seem likely to become the pursued. The fifth installment of this Favorite Series book contains six clue cards!
Children's Literature - Summer Whiting
Amy and her brother Dan are awakened abruptly by the bellboy at the Egyptian hotel. He has arrived at their room to deliver yet another clue in their search for a most immense power. Amy and Dan are not the only ones in search of the 39 clues. Hamilton Holt is close behind, and he is not showing any signs of mercy. The siblings are soon off to Russia, channeling Rasputin for some much needed guidance. Then, Amy and Dan are uncovering Lucian secrets, and Irina Spasky is hot on their tail. Before long, they are uncovering clues from Tsar Nicholas and his brother, Constantine; these clues will prove to be instrumental and pragmatic. This is their most dangerous journey yet, as it brings the realization that the Madrigals are more powerful than the Lucians. The latest edition of the "39 Clues" series will not disappoint even the most skeptical readers. This book and the series could be especially enticing to reluctant readers. Reviewer: Summer Whiting
School Library Journal
Gr 4–7—Siblings Amy and Dan Cahill continue their quest for clues to the family's source of power with non-stop action and adventure that takes them to Volograd, Russia, in this episode by Patrick Carman (Scholastic, 2009). They chase down riddles left to them by "NNR" in one of the more complex books of the series. Incorporated within this story are famous landmarks centering on historical icons in Russian history, such as Rasputin. In their quest, they uncover a treasure stolen by the Nazis and the truth behind the murder of the last Russian royal family. The Madrigals play an integral role among the deceptions and espionage. David Pittu does an admirable job of narrating, giving each character a distinctive voice; listeners may find the chronic raspy quality of Dan's voice wearing by the end of the story. The exaggerated voicing of the bonus material at the end of the story is reminiscent of old time radio shows.—Tina Hudak, St. Albans School, Washington, DC

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780545060455
Publisher:
Scholastic, Inc.
Publication date:
08/11/2009
Series:
39 Clues Series , #5
Pages:
176
Sales rank:
24,568
Product dimensions:
5.20(w) x 7.50(h) x 0.60(d)
Lexile:
700L (what's this?)
Age Range:
9 - 12 Years

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Patrick Carman is the bestselling author of numerous series for young readers, including The Land of Elyon, Elliot's Park, Skeleton Creek, Atherton, Trackers, Dark Eden, and 3:15. He got his start as a storyteller weaving bedtime tales for his two daughters. He lives in Walla Walla, Washington, with his family.

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The Black Circle (The 39 Clues Series #5) 4.5 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 195 reviews.
Ryan_Everett More than 1 year ago
If you are a history teacher and a language arts teacher here is the book for you. This book would be very good for your children in your class to read and it's not a drabby story, the kids will really get into reading it. Just try it and you might like it yourself.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
My kids love these books. They are wonderful books...I sneaked a little peek myself! Now I'm addicted to them also. I got this book for my two boys along with some other great "boy" books: Nose Pickin' and Pumpkin Guts. All of these books are fantastic!
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
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Anonymous More than 1 year ago
I liked this book because it was like a big scavenger hunt
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Havnt read the whole thing yet but so far it is great!
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
It is a fantastic book it is adventurous
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Awsome!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
Guest More than 1 year ago
This is one of a series of books that contains collectible cards -- cost of collecting the series adds up pretty quickly, but fun for kids!
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This ione of the best 39 clues books ever This book is a must read! :o
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
This was dedacated to all the drunk cupcakes that gave their lives fighting for berlin to honnor them i will KILL all the little 3 peice mcnuggets that were hurting cup cakes and f***ing sacrifice my self if needed............if you think this is fake youre worng
InTheBookcase More than 1 year ago
Another fantastic installment in the 39 Clues series! Now, to gush... I love the teamwork displayed in this particular book. (Good morals for kids!) -- Even competitors can work together for the greater good.  The historian is me loves how the author incorporated the great "legend" of the Amber Room and made it real. The Amber Room was an actual room that Nazis "stole" during WWII -- after that, no one has been able to relocate the pieces used in the room since. Kudos to Patrick Carmen for including this piece of history into a modern book. Can't wait for the next book in the 39 Clues series.  Also, the audiobooks for this series are produced in great quality!
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Anonymous More than 1 year ago
GREAT BOOK!  I finished it in 2.5 hrs! This book isn't for my age group, but it is my secret guilty pleasure!  This book kept me hooked and I literally couldn't put it down (Which is why I finished it in two and a half hours)! You must read this series!
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This book is awesome!
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I like everything about it
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Anonymous More than 1 year ago
FINNALLY FOUND THE BOOK!! I DIDNT MISS ANYHING- Sam
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Yes, yes, yes, yes, yeeeeeesssss!!!! That was one of your best parts yet! Great job with the P.O.V.! Can you do it from some of the other characters points of view too! Like Reese or Odyn cause they're fighting the Romans too! Or maybe you could do it from one of the Romans points of view!!! Anyways your story rocks and I can not wait for the next part!!!!!