Formerly the assessment program unit manager at Northwest Regional Educational Laboratory, Ruth Culham, Ed. D., is a pioneering researcher of the Trait Model. She was also English Teacher of the Year in Montana, a highlight of her 19-year teacher career. Now president of Culham Writing Company and best selling author of more than 20 teacher resource books including the 6+1 Traits of Writing, Ruth, AKA "Trait Lady," spends time with teachers across the country, offering workshops and gathering ideas and materials to improve student writing. Her newest project is Traits Complete, a classroom writing program for grades K-8.
Korman wrote his first book when he was 12 years old. "It wasn't on purpose." He says, "In my school, the track and field coach had to teach language arts, and for writing, he just told us to work on whatever we wanted for the rest of the year." Korman sent his manuscript for This Can't be Happening at Macdonald Hall to Scholastic, and it was published in 1978 when he was fourteen. Now Korman has 65 novels to his credit, including Swindle, Zoobreak, and three installments of The 39 Clues.
What could be more fun than writing in your journal? Well, how about writing Queen Amidala's journal for her? Jude Watson gained a following as a celebrated author in the prequel-era of the Star Wars phenomenon. She is now best known for her two New York Times bestselling The 39 Clues books and as a National Book Award finalist for her young adult novel What I Saw and How Lied (written under Judy Blundell).
Park's first publication was a haiku in a children's magazine when she was 9 years old. She received one dollar for it! She gave the check to her dad who framed it and hung it over his desk. A year later the magazine company wrote to Park, asking her to cash the check. When she wrote back to explain where it was, they said it was okay if her dad kept it. He still has it to this day! Park went on to win a Newbery Medal for A Single Shard and to publish multiple picture books and novels, including the 9th book in The 39 Clues series.
Riordan started his writing career with an adult mystery series set in his hometown of San Antonio, TX, but is best known for his mega-bestselling middle-grade series, Percy Jackson and the Olympians. "I think kids want the same thing from a book that adults want-a fast-paced story, characters worth caring about, humor, surprises, and mystery," says Riordan. "A good book always keeps you asking questions, and makes you keep turning pages so you can find out the answers." Riordan kicked off The 39 Clues series with Book 1: The Maze of Bones and wrote the story arc for the series.
According to Lerangis, it is Jack London's fault. He was in fifth grade, reading London's short story "To Build a Fire," set in the Arctic. He began shivering uncontrollably, in a kind of fugue state, right in his suburban bedroom. Because of words! Whatever London had done, Lerangis wanted to do that when he grew up. And he's been trying ever since, with more than 160 books under his belt, including three The 39 Clues books to date.
The 39 clues series revolves around orphans Amy and Dan Cahill, who discover upon their grandmother's death that the Cahill family has shaped most of world history. Amy and Dan pursue the Clues while evading the sabotage of other Cahills. Each book chronicles one location which Amy, Dan, and their au pair Nellie travel to and focuses on one historical character associated with a Clue.
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Along with the series, Scholastic has released cards to collect. Over 400 are planned to be released. These cards have codes that can be entered online. Online, cards can be combined, unlocked, or solved to make clues. Some cards have puzzles that can be solved. Other cards have a "Top Secret" tab that reveals more information about characters, branches, or other interesting facts. There are different types of cards and different rarities.
Card Combos are combinations of cards that can unlock clues. All the cards in a combo must be collected in order to unlock the clue. You can identify a card combo card by its clue key (only in Packs 2-4)
"Thomas Jefferson" cards are cards that have puzzle pieces on the back of the card. They got this name as the first card was Card 6. There is one "Thomas Jefferson" card in each of the packs that are released with the books. If you turn these cards over, they form a picture. These cards have three asterisks (***) after their card name in the card charts below.
On the back of the Cahill vs. Vespers card pack cards and one card from each book there is a piece of a star map. There are six book cards in that puzzle and 32 from the Cahills vs. Vespers card packs.
There is a packet of six cards sold with each book release. The six cards are individual to each book and combine to make the Clue that Amy and Dan found in the book. Out of these six, there will always be one card that will be a Thomas Jefferson Card.
International bestseller David Baldacci pens the stunning conclusion to Cahills vs. Vespers! David Baldacci is the author of twenty-three books for adults, each of which has become both a national and international bestseller. Full description
David Baldacci is the author of 23 books for adults, each of which has become both a national and international bestseller. His astonishing career started with ABSOLUTE POWER, which was adapted into a major motion picture starring Clint Eastwood. David's books have sold more than 110 million copies worldwide, and been translated into more than 45 languages. Together with his wife, Michelle, David established the Wish You Well Foundation® to promote family literacy. David and his family live in Northern Virginia.Hometown:
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