November 4, 2009

The 39 Clues Advanced Agent Training Webcast

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39clues_130 It was a great day at the Scholastic headquarters on Monday because five of The 39 Clues authors joined together for the Advanced Agent Training Webcast. (If you missed it, it's not too late. You can watch the video here.)

First, each author described some true facts discovered while researching the books. For example:

  • The Catacombs are a real place in Paris and were really used to store the bones of dead bodies when the graveyards got too full. EWW!
  • Gordon Korman wanted a car chase in One False Note, but there are no cars in Venice so he detailed it a boat chase instead!
  • Australia contains more things that can kill you than anywhere else in the world. (I bet that's going to make Book 6 really exciting!)

Then the Advanced Agent Training began. The authors asked questions to Clue-hunters across the country who had 2 1/2 minutes to come up with the answers. You can still download the questions if you want play along at home. Some of the questions were hard!


Finally, each author gave away a little piece of top secret info. To find out what, you'll have to watch the video. Oh, okay, here are some hints . . .

  • Have you noticed that some pages in the books have little symbols instead of page numbers? Rick Riordan explained what they mean.
  • Peter Lerangis, the author of Book 7 revealed the title and cover. That got the studio audience ooh-ing and aah-ing!
  • Book 6 author, Jude Watson, announced that a major character dies in In Too Deep. She doesn't say who, but you can find out by reading the book. It's available now!

  1. Puddingprince101

    IM BACK AGAIN!!! ;) :_):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):)
    SO like im sitting on my couch, right? but then, like, i thot that like, what if they made a MOVIE!!!! AND so like i checked it out, and so now the movie rightrs have been sold to dreamworks, i think. so now , if they make a movie, its going to be ruined, cuz it’ll be animated!!! name 1 mvie by dreamworks thats not animated! so now im depressed cuz the movie will b TERRIBLE!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

  2. PenguinEmerald6

    Yes the 39 clues are not good. They are fantastic. If you want an agent card code mine is P2GWGRHGXP. Not sure which brach to go for!?!?!?

  3. Puddingprince101

    Amy and Dan are Madrigals and are GOING TO KILL ISABEL IN THE 10TH BOOK!!!!
    Well, at least, I hope so.

  4. Nanny Yo To Cool

    I am only on book five! I didn’t know Irina Spasky dies!I kinda liked her she was apart of the all of the stories! Well most anyway!

  5. Joe3830

    Cool, I saw on the 39 clues site that the 8th book is called The Emperor’s code and the cover is awesome. The cover is purple and I cant remember the rest, but it looks awesome. Also, I can’t believe that Dan and Amy are Madrigals! Extremely unexpected!!!

  6. Lucian888

    The 39 Clues team will do great getting the next few books ready. The have done already.
    Well done Peter, Patrick, Rick, Jude, Gordan and to all the other helpers.
    You did great!!

  7. miri_moon_knight4789

    It’s sad that Rick Riordan couldn’t be there. *sigh* At least I got to see him. I wasn’t actually there, but I did all the activities. Patrick Carman’s question was the only one that stumped me.
    Irina’s death will not be in vain. Rest in peace, Irina Spaskya.

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