The Viper's Nest (The 39 Clues Series #7)

The Viper's Nest (The 39 Clues Series #7)

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by Peter Lerangis, David Pittu
     
 

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It's no longer a game. The body count is rising. Shaken by recent events, Amy and Dan flee to a distant land and trace the footsteps of their most formidable ancestor yet: a military leader of mythic proportions. Yet just as the siblings begin to master the art of ancient warfare, they confront a dangerous enemy

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JOIN ANYTIME TO PLAY FOR THE CHANCE TO WIN!

It's no longer a game. The body count is rising. Shaken by recent events, Amy and Dan flee to a distant land and trace the footsteps of their most formidable ancestor yet: a military leader of mythic proportions. Yet just as the siblings begin to master the art of ancient warfare, they confront a dangerous enemy that can't be felled with a sword: the truth. With the stakes higher than ever, Amy and Dan uncover something so devastating it changes everything – the secret of their family branch.

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Children's Literature - Paula Rohrlick
The breathless "39 Clues" mystery/adventure series continues in this seventh entry as Amy, age 14, and her 11-year-old brother Dan attempt to find clues hidden around the world that promise to lead to "the greatest power ever known" and also reveal the truth about their family. This volume begins right where Book 6, In Too Deep, leaves off: the two are stranded on a small Indonesian island as their punk-rock au pair, Nellie, zooms to their rescue, with the police hot on her trail. A musical clue sends them off to South Africa, where they learn about Shaka, the founder of the Zulu nation; apartheid; the Boer War; Winston Churchill; and more about their untrustworthy relatives. They end up at a mysterious factory where people are being trained as warriors dedicated to defending the Tomas family branch, and Dan faces mortal danger. Amy and Dan finally learn to which family branch they belong. Plot twists and turns abound, and do not even think of tackling this volume before reading others in the series. It is a swift read, and Lerangis (who also wrote The Sword Thief, Book 3 in the series) successfully weaves humor and intriguing historical details into the suspenseful plot. Reviewer: Paula Rohrlick
School Library Journal
Gr 4–7—As the search for the clues to the Cahill family's source of power continues, siblings Dan and Amy are stuck on an Indonesian island after seeing a woman die and are being sought by the police in connection with her death. The pair assembles clues which send them to South Africa with their hip au pair, Nellie, trying to find clues connected to Winston Churchill and Shaka Zulu. After many close calls, they end up at a guarded building they believe to be on the Shaka Zulu's burial site. Dan and Amy use their intelligence and quick thinking to decode messages and get out of precarious situations. Things really start to get dangerous when they discover a buried box with treasure and another branch of the family tries to kill them. Clues seem to point to an awful truth about their parents, but can it possibly be true? This episode (Scholastic, 2010) by Peter Lerangis is masterfully narrated by David Pittu. Fans of the series will hang on every word as Dan and Amy continue their quest for the 39 clues.—Teresa Wittmann, Westgate Elementary School, Edmonds, WA

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ISBN-13:
9781616377113
Publisher:
Findaway World
Publication date:
02/28/2010
Series:
39 Clues Series, #7
Edition description:
With Earbuds
Product dimensions:
5.40(w) x 7.40(h) x 1.00(d)
Age Range:
9 - 12 Years

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