The Kane Chronicles Survival Guide

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Fans of The Kane Chronicles series will adore this gorgeous primer on the people, places, gods, and creatures found in Rick Riordan's #1 New York Times bestselling series. Boasting lenticulars, an easy-to-assemble trading card pyramid, and full-color diagrams and maps, this deluxe, lavishly illustrated guide teaches readers how to compile secret messages, read hieroglyphics, and recite ancient magic spells. Featuring enough information and extras to satisfy avid followers and budding Egyptologists alike, this ...

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Overview

Fans of The Kane Chronicles series will adore this gorgeous primer on the people, places, gods, and creatures found in Rick Riordan's #1 New York Times bestselling series. Boasting lenticulars, an easy-to-assemble trading card pyramid, and full-color diagrams and maps, this deluxe, lavishly illustrated guide teaches readers how to compile secret messages, read hieroglyphics, and recite ancient magic spells. Featuring enough information and extras to satisfy avid followers and budding Egyptologists alike, this guide will cast a spell on readers of all ages.

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Editorial Reviews

Children's Literature - Cara Chancellor
Based on Rick Riordan's "The Kane Chronicles" series, this companion book is a brief encyclopedia of Egyptian hieroglyphs, gods and history, as well as a summary of the powers and allies of siblings Carter and Sadie Kane. It is parallel in format and content to The Ultimate Guide to the "Percy Jackson and the Olympians" series, also by Riordan. The guide features short paragraphs and plentiful full-color, glossy illustrations that should delight readers of the series. Also included is a fold-over, magnetic closure cover with lenticular printing and four triangle-shaped character trading cards that can be assembled into a freestanding pyramid. Fans of "The Kane Chronicles" will enjoy having a reference that both compiles and goes beyond some of the explanation in the books, but those unfamiliar with the series will not find enough narrative here to dive into the story. Reviewer: Cara Chancellor
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9781423153627
  • Publisher: Disney-Hyperion
  • Publication date: 3/20/2012
  • Series: Kane Chronicles Series
  • Pages: 144
  • Sales rank: 40,288
  • Age range: 10 - 14 Years
  • Lexile: 1110L (what's this?)
  • Product dimensions: 5.58 (w) x 7.18 (h) x 0.90 (d)

Meet the Author

Rick Riordan

RickRiordan (www.rickriordan.com)is the author of the New YorkTimes #1 best-selling TheHeroes of Olympus, Book One: The Lost Hero; the New York Times #1 best-sellingThe Kane Chronicles, Book One:The Red Pyramid; as well as the five books in the New York Times #1 best-sellingPercy Jackson and the Olympians series: TheLightning Thief; TheSea of Monsters; TheTitan's Curse; TheBattle of the Labyrinth; and TheLast Olympian. His previous novels for adults include the hugelypopular Tres Navarre series, winner of the top three awards in the mysterygenre. He lives in San Antonio, Texas, with his wife and two sons.

Biography

Percy Jackson and the Olympians is a terrific YA series by former middle school teacher and mystery writer Rick Riordan that revamps Greek mythology in a fun, fresh way kids find enthralling. A trouble-prone teen with attention deficit disorder and dyslexia, Percy is the half-blood son of Poseidon, one of 12 Olympian gods making mischief right here in 21st-century America. Praised by critics, librarians, and teachers, the Percy Jackson books have been honored with numerous awards and appear consistently on The New York Times bestseller list.

The series grew out of a sequence of bedtime stories Riordan invented for his son Haley -- who, at eight, had just been diagnosed with learning disabilities. Although Haley was having trouble in school, he loved the Greek myths and asked his dad to tell him some stories about the gods and heroes. Riordan ran through the standards from mythology, then began to invent new tales featuring some of the same characters and introducing a brave boy hero enough like Haley to make things interesting!

Haley begged his father to write the stories down, and in 2005, The Lightning Thief was published to excellent reviews. It was an instant hit with preteens, who loved the concept of a kid much like themselves -- i.e., embroiled in the everyday problems of school, family, and relationships -- embarking on heroic quests, soothing vengeful gods, and battling monsters.

In addition to Percy Jackson and the Olympians, Riordan also writes books for adults, most notably a series of high-octane Tex-Mex thrillers featuring private investigator Jackson "Tres" Navarre, a complicated loner with an offbeat pedigree. (Tres -- pronounced "Trace" -- is a tai chi master with a Ph.D. in medieval literature who turns to detective work when he is unable to find a teaching job!) The first novel in the series, 1997's Big Red Tequila, scooped the Anthony and Shamus Awards, two of the three most prestigious prizes for Mystery & Crime fiction. Riordan completed the trifecta when his sequel, The Widower's Two-Step, won the coveted Edgar Award in 1999.

Between the two series, Riordan remains incredibly busy. For several years, he balanced writing with teaching English to middle school students. Reluctantly, he has left teaching (a career he thoroughly enjoyed) in order to write full-time, but he still harbors hopes that someday he'll return to the classroom. Meanwhile, he makes frequent visits to schools and enjoys meeting young readers on his book tours.

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    1. Hometown:
      San Antonio, TX
    1. Date of Birth:
      June 5, 1964
    2. Place of Birth:
      San Antonio, TX
    1. Education:
      B.A. in English and History, University of Texas

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  • Anonymous

    Posted April 10, 2012

    yay!

    who else is excited for serpents shadow and the mark of athena!?!?!?!?!?!?!

    75 out of 108 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted November 4, 2011

    This is going to be amazing!!!!!!!

    The Percy Jackson guide rocked and so will this one! Can't wait to get it and learn so much more about the Kane Chronicles!

    37 out of 57 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted April 5, 2012

    working!!!

    This book is working for me, someonr hrlped me archive it i think and it started worrking. Oh and btw it is worth it because its $13 at barnes & noble but only $7 on here!!!

    31 out of 51 people found this review helpful.

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  • Posted November 2, 2011

    THE NEXT KANE CHRONICLES BOOK

    Whendoes it come out????? tHE FIRST 2 WERE GREAT READY FOR THE 3RD.

    26 out of 54 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted July 31, 2011

    I Also Recommend:

    coollll

    i cant wait for it rick rocks !!!!!!!!!

    26 out of 53 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted April 8, 2012

    Fantastic

    This is fantastic i recommend it to every one

    25 out of 38 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted May 25, 2012

    Great!

    This book is fantastic. I am 10 years old, and I read the whole series. This book was a great guide. It is an enhanced book, so it includes read and play. So cool! Worth it!

    18 out of 21 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted April 17, 2012

    BOOK THREE

    The Serpant's Shadow comes out on May 1st... I've already preordered it. ;)

    18 out of 35 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted April 14, 2012

    I cant wait!!!!!

    I rlly cant wait for the Serpent's Shadow!!!!! But btw, the person who said he's Mr. Riordan's son is most likely lying. If he (or she) knows how books r printed, the book is probably being printed or sitting in boxes waiting 4 may 1st so tht it can b shelved.

    16 out of 27 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted May 17, 2012

    OMG!!!!!!

    Such a great book hope everybody reads it!!!!!!!!!!!!!

    14 out of 18 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted April 28, 2012

    OMG

    Omg omg omg i llllllllooooooooooovvvvvvvvveeeeeeee rick riordan he is the best writer EVER and that will ever LIVE

    12 out of 19 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted April 1, 2012

    A

    It works now

    10 out of 24 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted July 4, 2012

    The Kane Chronicles Survival Guide

    Always knew most of the the Egyptian gods but this guide helped me learn about more gods!

    8 out of 9 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted May 29, 2012

    Awesome books

    Meeeee i am exited i love all of his books i have dreams about his books they are so gooood they are the one thing that makes me forget reality and for me thats good becuz if i think about reality to much i get sad becuz my parents got devorsed and it all gone down hill. Ricks books are my only exapes and thats good. And if someone is sad i feel sad if someone is happy i feel happy if someone gets hit in the head my head will start to hurt read these books for a good avencher acshen pack book you will love them

    8 out of 12 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted May 12, 2012

    I love Rick Riordan's books

    I can wait for th Mark of Athena

    8 out of 11 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted April 26, 2012

    It is worth it

    It has facts about the book and a sneak peek

    8 out of 12 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted April 22, 2012

    Please do the narrating again Rick!

    I love it so much! I hope the derpents shawdow is narrated because it was so cool.

    8 out of 11 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted April 18, 2012

    Awesome

    I love the kane chronicles books and this.ilove all the books from RickRiordan.Rick is my favorite author and that will never change.if you dont like the books he makes then forget you

    8 out of 14 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted July 25, 2012

    I LOVED IT

    It was great those who don't like it are crazy!!! Imean it, it tells all you need to know!!!





    Audrey

    7 out of 9 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted June 2, 2012

    Physical Copy

    THE KANE CHRONICLES SURVIVAL GUIDE
    DISNEY HYPERION BOOKS
    REVIEWER:REBECCA
    I have a (physical) copy of this wonderful guide to the Kane Chronicles. This book has back stories to the Chronicles. Did you know Ruby Kane's amulet was an ankh? As this book was released prior to the release of THE SERPENT'S SHADOW, nome of the information from that story is enclosed in this guide.

    7 out of 8 people found this review helpful.

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