The 39 Clues
|Name:||The 39 Clues|
|Abbreviation(s):||TCH (The Clue Hunt)|
|Creator:||Rick Riordan, Gordon Korman, Peter Lerangis, Jude Watson, Patrick Carman, Linda Sue Park, Margaret Peterson Haddix, Roland Smith, David Baldacci, Jeff Hirsch, Natalie Standiford, C. Alexander London, Sarwat Chadda and Jenny Goebel|
|Date(s):||2008 – 2016|
|Country of Origin:||USA|
|External Links:||at Wikipedia|
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The 39 Clues is a series of adventure novels written by a collaboration of authors, including Rick Riordan, Gordon Korman, Peter Lerangis, Jude Watson, Patrick Carman, Linda Sue Park, Margaret Peterson Haddix, Roland Smith, David Baldacci, Jeff Hirsch, Natalie Standiford, C. Alexander London, Sarwat Chadda and Jenny Goebel.
This series' primary audience is age 8–12. Since the release of the first novel, The Maze of Bones, on September 9, 2008, the books have gained popularity, positive reception, and commercial success. As of July 2010, the book series has about 8.5 million copies in print and has been translated into 24 languages. The publisher of the books is Scholastic Press in the United States. Steven Spielberg acquired film rights to the series in June 2008, and a film based on the books was set to be released in 2016 but production has not yet started as of June 2021. The series also originated tie-in merchandise, including collectible cards and an interactive Internet game.
It consists of five series, The Clue Hunt, Cahills vs. Vespers, Unstoppable, Doublecross, and Superspecial.
Books and other media
- The 39 Clues
- The Maze of Bones
- One False Note
- The Sword Thief
- Beyond the Grave
- The Black Circle
- In Too Deep
- The Viper's Nest
- The Emperor's Code
- Storm Warning
- Into the Gauntlet
- Vespers Rising
- Cahills vs. Vespers
- The Medusa Plot
- A King's Ransom
- The Dead of Night
- Trust No One
- Day of Doom
- Nowhere To Run
- Mission Titanic
- Mission Hindenberg
- Mission Hurricane
- Mission Atomic
Steven Spielberg acquired film rights to the series in June 2008. Spielberg and Scholastic Media president Deborah Forte will produce the series, while Brett Ratner expressed interest in directing the first film. Screenwriter Jeff Nathanson was hired to write the script in September 2008. In May 2012, Shawn Levy, the director of the Night at the Museum movies, acquired the rights to direct the movie. The movie rights were taken by Universal Studios, in August 2013.
A film, The 39 Clues: The Movie, was originally planned to be released in 2014.  However, the project appears to have been abandoned, as the latest information on it dates from 2013, and production has still not begun.
They chronicle the adventures of two siblings Amy and Dan Cahill, as they travel the world hunting for Clues, fighting secret organizations, and trying to keep the serum and your ingredients safe from villains because who discover that their family, the Cahills, have been and still are, the most influential family in history, after their grandmother dies and wills them a part in the Clue hunt, a family competition to found the ingredients of the same serum which will make the user the most powerful person alive.
The first story arc concerns Dan and Amy's quest to find the 39 Clues, which are ingredients to a serum that can create the most powerful person on Earth.[note 1]
- Amy Cahill/Ian Kabra
- Dan Cahill/Natalie Kabra
- Amy Cahill/Jake Rosenbloom
- Hamilton Holt/Jonah Wizard
- Natalie Kabra/Ted Starling
- Amy Cahill/Sinead Starling
- Dan Cahill/Ian Kabra
- Ian Kabra/Cara Pierce
- Amy Cahill/Natalie Kabra
- Nataliya Ruslanovna Radova/Irina Spasky
- Madison Holt/Ned Starling
- Hamilton Holt/Sinead Starling
- Reagan Holt/Ted Starling
- Jonah Wizard/Sinead Starling
Examples of Fanworks
- Riordan, Rick (September 9, 2008). The Maze of Bones. Scholastic. p. 23. ISBN 978-0-545-06039-4. OCLC 192081902
If you accept, you shall be given the first of thirty-nine clues. These clues will lead you to a secret, which, should you find it, will make you the most powerful, influential human beings on the planet.
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