Chasing the Falconers (On the Run Series #1) (Turtleback School & Library Binding Edition)

Chasing the Falconers (On the Run Series #1) (Turtleback School & Library Binding Edition)

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by Gordon Korman
     
 

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With their parents facing life in prison, Aidan and Meg Falconer evade the authorities and race against time in their quest to prove their parents' innocence.

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With their parents facing life in prison, Aidan and Meg Falconer evade the authorities and race against time in their quest to prove their parents' innocence.

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ISBN-13:
9781417657988
Publisher:
San Val, Incorporated
Publication date:
04/01/2005
Series:
On the Run Series , #1
Edition description:
THIS EDITION IS INTENDED FOR USE IN SCHOOLS AND LIBRARIES ONLY
Pages:
154
Sales rank:
1,345,738
Product dimensions:
5.25(w) x 7.50(h) x 0.75(d)
Age Range:
9 - 12 Years

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Chasing the Falconers (On the Run Series #1) 4.5 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 48 reviews.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Aiden and Meg Falconer are put in a juvenile detention center because their parents were convicted on charges of treason and sentenced to life in prison. Aiden accidentally burns down the facility and they escape. They get on a freight train to go to Vermont, where they can find out about Frank Lindenauer, a man who can testify that their parents are innocent.They go to Chicago where they steal a car and drive it to Vermont. When they are there, they go to the house where they stayed with Frank Lindenauer on a vacation. When they are in the house Miguel, a fellow escapee, is shot but the Falconers escape.   
Guest More than 1 year ago
i think these are the best series of books i have read, just the thought of 2 kids, brother and sister running from the F.B.I and police and stuff, risking the lives and breaking the law!.this is my second time reading ON THE RUN, i think its on the edge, you never know whats going to happen, i LOVED IT!!!
Guest More than 1 year ago
Gordon Korman's ON THE RUN series starts off with a bang with CHASING THE FALCONERS, an action-adventure thriller with serious overtones. The opening of the story finds Aidan Falconer, 15, and his younger sister, Meg, 11, ensconced at Sunnydale Farm, a so-called minimum-security rehabilitation alternative for delinquent youths. Although Aidan and Meg haven't committed any crimes, their parents, Drs. John and Louise Falconer, both Professors and criminologists, had been found guilty of treason months before--and are now serving life sentences in separate prisons. Both Drs. had been working for the CIA, under the tutelage of operative 'Uncle' Frank Lindenauer, to create profiles to help the US government identify and locate terrorists. Unfortunately, though, the profiles fell into the hands of the very terrorists the Falconer's were profiling, and the world branded them traitors to the United States. When their lawyers failed to produce any trace of Frank Lindenauer (the CIA, in fact, testified that there was no such agent in their offices), the doctors were tried, found guilty, and sent to prison. Now their children, although innocent, are paying for it, as well. When an accidental fire at Sunnydale Farm presents a means for escape, Aidan and Meg grab it. There mission? To find Frank Lindenauer and prove that their parents are innocent. Their only rules are to stay together, and not get caught. As the Falconer's race towards Vermont and the summer house they once vacationed at with Lindenauer and his girlfriend, the two meet up with another fellow juvenile from the farm, Miguel Reyes. As the three attempt to avoid the police, and FBI agent Emmanuel Harris, who was responisble for bringing the case against the elder Falconers, Aidan and Meg learn what it means to be fugitives. CHASING THE FALCONERS is a quick, adrenaline-packed read that will leave you wanting to read the next book in the series, THE FUGITIVE FACTOR, as soon as you're done. Definitely a highly-recommended read for all lovers of action-adventure and mysteries!
Guest More than 1 year ago
I read Gordon Korman's series 'On the Run' #'s 1-4.Here is my review: I really enjoyed this action packed series. The settings are things that fit the situations perfect. I like how Gordon Korman uses realife situations to get the point how hard the kids'life really is. The characters really balance each other out. Aiden is tense and cautious. Meg is laidback and dangerous. I really enjoyed this series. If you like great books read this one!!
Guest More than 1 year ago
I love Gordon Korman as a writer! This book, though, totally blew me out! Everyone should read it! I read the whole book in one day, and believe me that's not normal for me! My eyes were glued! Definetly read the rest!
Guest More than 1 year ago
This book has fast action and gets you right into the story. I gurantee if you read this book,you won't be able to put it down until your finished and you will love it!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
Guest More than 1 year ago
I would consider myself hooked on about almost all of Korman's books. The first book to this series was no exception. The story is about Aiden and Meg Falconer, whose parents are locked up in a federal prison for a crime they didn't commit... Meanwhile, Aiden and Meg are the only innocent ones on horrible Sunnydale Farm, a juvenile detention center with bullying inmates and incredibly corny supes (supervisors). Each chapter ends with a cliffhanger, and the end of the book does too. Pick up the book and see for yourself what lies ahead for the Falconers! Please, I beg you!
Guest More than 1 year ago
This is one of the best series ever! When I read them I stayed up all night because I couldn't put them down. Aiden and Meg Falconer are in juvie and their parents are serving life sentences in jail. One night Aiden accidently sets the detention center on fire. He runs off with his sister to try to prove that their parents are innocent. Along the way they meet friends, traitors, and gang members. They even solve a few crimes while avoiding the police, FBI, and a scary killer named Hairless Joe, even if that means driving, flying on a plane, jumping of a building, stowing away on a boat (and jumping off that boat), and even hancuffing the FBI agent that made their life come crashing down. Oh yeah, did I mention that they steal his car, cell phone, and flush the handcuff key down the toilet? Well, I'm sorry my review is so long, but YOU HAVE GOT TO READ THIS SERIES!
Guest More than 1 year ago
The book was okay. Too much of the talking and stealing. The action packed ending gave the fun.
Guest More than 1 year ago
Imagine yourself running away from cops when your parents are stuck in jail for life. Well Aidan and Meg Falconer were in their own jail. Then one night Aidan accidentally sets the place on fire! Oh No! Now Aidan and Meg are running for their freedom. On the way they bump into another run away. Now Aidan and Meg have to use their skills to cross half across the country to help their parents get out of jail without getting caught! My favorite part was when Aidan and Meg had to cut and dye their hair to disguise themselves. Gordon Korman has written many other books like NO More Dead Dogs, the Dive series, the Island series, and the Everest series. I recommend this book to 3rd graders and over and especially if you like adventures.
Guest More than 1 year ago
This is the best book ever.Two kids on the run from the cops, thats great.I had to keep reading.I got in alot of trouble because this book was so great, I wouldn't put it down.I can not wait for the next book.This is a must read book.Gordon Korman is a GREAT author.
Guest More than 1 year ago
I have just started this book, and i really enjoy it.....i can not wait untill the next book!
Guest More than 1 year ago
Wow when i read this book i was amazed how the author outdone it self man if u like adventure and suspense ull love this book. this is the best action and suspense book in a long time
Guest More than 1 year ago
My fifth grade class in Le Mars, IA read this book aloud. We really enjoyed the book. It had a lot of adventure and the students were always waiting to see what happened next. We are disappointed that the second book has not been published yet and we will not be able to read it this year as a class.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Funny and crazy!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
This book is great. Lots of acrion and edge of yur seat moments. MUST READ!!!!!!!
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
I live in vermont
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
I loved this book so much it is worth a second reading
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
A very good series. Its kinda addicting. Just dont read it again; itll ruin it for you.
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Guest More than 1 year ago
This series is one that will keep you wanting to read each and every book to see what happens.
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VampireLoverKK More than 1 year ago
Adian and Meg are on the run . There parents are charged for being terrorist. When they din't do it. Adian and Meg are charge with crimes. They have stolen SUV's and bikes , braking and entering , seting farms on fire , and a strange bald man trying to kill Meg and Adian. Will the man kill Adian and Meg ? How are Adian and Meg's parents get out of jail? READ CHASING THE FALCONERS (ON THE RUN #1)
crosby87 More than 1 year ago
Book Review on The Falconers by Gordon Korman I have chosen chapter 10 because Aidan and Meg, the two parents of the book are on a train. They escaped from a jail cell in a Juvenile Detention Center and met up with each other to go and look for their lives again. They hopped on a train to see if they could get away from the stress of the authorities who were after them. The author would calm the mood of what was going on and then all of a sudden have something happen that you would never expect to happen. Sometimes he would just have the chapters with no really good leads to what might happen next or he might just have Aidan and Meg talk back and forth to one another about what they were going to do next. The book was very interesting and I really did like it. It was very intense at parts: like you might think they're done for or they're going to get caught, but it was very good to read. The age group for this book would be for middle school kids.