The Medusa plot / Gordon Korman.Material type: TextSeries: 39 clues: ; Cahills vs. Vespers: bk. 1.Publisher: New York : Scholastic, 2011Description: 222 pages : illustrations ; 20 cm +Content type: text Media type: unmediated Carrier type: volumeISBN: 9780545298391; 0545298393; 9780545324090; 0545324092Subject(s): Kidnapping -- Juvenile fiction | Brothers and sisters -- Juvenile fiction | Orphans -- Juvenile fiction | Families -- Fiction | Code and cipher storiesGenre/Form: Detective and mystery stories.DDC classification: [Fic] LOC classification: PZ7.K8369 | Me 2011Other classification: JFIC CAH Summary: Unable to return to their normal lives despite the end of the Clue hunt, new Madrigal leaders Amy and Dan anxiously prepare for a retaliatory strike by the Vespers, who kidnap a number of Cahill family members and demand that Amy and Dan steal a famous painting.
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Includes six game cards.
Unable to return to their normal lives despite the end of the Clue hunt, new Madrigal leaders Amy and Dan anxiously prepare for a retaliatory strike by the Vespers, who kidnap a number of Cahill family members and demand that Amy and Dan steal a famous painting.
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School Library Journal ReviewGr 5-7-This subseries starring Amy and Dan Cahill starts off with a bang. Powerful members of their family are being kidnapped all around the world. The only attempt gone wrong was when the siblings managed to outsmart and outfight their enemies due to new techniques they learned to keep themselves safe. Soon, they discover that the Vespers, an ancient family with a long-standing feud against theirs, have taken their loved ones and will start killing them if their demands are not met. Amy and Dan realize that the clue hunt is starting all over again, but with much more at stake. A bit of background information is included for those new to the series, but nothing that slows the pace. Familiar characters and situations are intermingled with new dangers. Impossible tasks are asked of the siblings, but they are not alone this time as they are receiving help from other branches of the family working together. Action, adventure, and danger abound. And, of course, a cliff-hanger ending will leave readers stunned and wanting more. Without a doubt, if the first "39 Clues" series had kids racing to finish the books, this one is a must-purchase.-Mariela Siegert, Westfield Middle School, Bloomingdale, IL (c) Copyright 2012. Library Journals LLC, a wholly owned subsidiary of Media Source, Inc. No redistribution permitted.
Author notes provided by SyndeticsGordon Korman was born in Montreal, Canada on October 23, 1963. When his 7th-grade English teacher told the class they could have 45 minutes a day for four months to work on a story of their choice, Korman began This Can't Be Happening at Macdonald Hall. He was also the class monitor for the Scholastic TAB Book Club, so he sent his novel to the address on the TAB flyer, and a few days after his 14th birthday, he had a book contract with Scholastic.
By the time he graduated from high school, he had published five other novels and several articles for Canadian newspapers. He received a BFA degree from New York University with a major in Dramatic Writing and a minor in Film and TV. He has written over 75 books for children and young adults including the Swindle series, The Juvie Three, and two books of poetry written by the fictional character Jeremy Bloom.
(Bowker Author Biography)