Teachers, librarians and parents – do not be alarmed if you see your kids and students acting strangely! Rumor has it, they’re reading more than usual (even kids who didn’t express much interest in books before.) If you suspect unusual behavior, quickly take this true or false test to see if your kids have – I’m nervous to say it – 39-Cluesitis:
True or False: Their knowledge of historical facts far surpasses that of any Harvard professor.
True or False: Their constantly engrossed in not only books, but online adventure games and clue cards.
True or False: At night, they mumble in their sleep, “Dan and Amy, run! Find the next clue! zzz”
True or False: They talk in great detail about cities and countries that even YOU haven’t visited.
If you answered “true” to at least half of the statements, then your kids have been diagnosed with 39-Cluesitis. But, there’s good news! 39-Cluesitis is a condition only the best readers can get. Not only is it highly contagious, it also means your kids are reading more, learning about historical places and figures, solving difficult mysteries and they’re loving it!
The prescription: There are only 34 days and 15 hours until book 8 in The 39 Clues series: The Emperor’s Code will finally be here on April 6. Until then, it’s best to give your 39-Cluesitis patient every kind of clue possible to further the hunt! First, have your kids watch this exclusive interview by news reporter William Michaels with Gordon Korman, author of The Emperor’s Code and book 2 The False Note:
[I hope there aren’t any Madrigals reading this ~ shudder] I can’t believe Gordon put his life on the line just to lead us to the next clue. It looks like the cover of The Emperor’s Code (pictured above) leads us to the next Clue location! Kids can go to http://www.39clues.com/theemperorscode to use the special magnifying glass and uncover the location of the next Clue.
GIVEAWAY: You can participate too! If you know where the location of the next Clue is, leave a link to the Wikipedia page for that location in the comments. We’ll randomly pick 3 winners with accurate answers to each win books 1 and 2 from the series: The Maze of Bones and The False Note. Don’t forget to leave your email address. Ends on Wednesday, March 3 at 6 p.m. ET.
(Must be 18 or over to enter. NO PURCHASE NECESSARY. Void where prohibited. View official rules here.)
Previously On Our Minds:
* 39 Clues News: Book #7 and Much More!
* 5 Questions with Peter Lerangis: author of The 39 Clues The Viper’s Nest
* Even MORE 39 Clues Winners!