November 2, 2009

The 39 Clues Alternate Title Writing Prompt

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39clues_130 If you have been reading the books, playing the game, and collecting the clues, then you probably know a lot more clues than I do. I have only read the books (1-5 so far) so I only know the first five clues.

SPOILER ALERT: If you haven’t yet gotten the first five clues, then don’t read any more of this blog post! I’m about to give them away!

OK, so everyone who is still here with me knows the first five clues. Yay you! So for today’s writing prompt, I thought it would be fun to rewrite the titles of The 39 Clues books to include the clue found in that book.

For example. . .

Book 1 New Title: The Iron Will of the Cahills

Book 2 New Title:The Tungsten Tune

Book 3 New Title:The Golden Alliance

Book 4 New Title:The Myrrh-Maid of Egypt

Book 5 New Title:The Amber Snake

It’s actually not as easy as it looks! I’m sure your titles will be much better than mine. :) Leave your ideas for alternate titles in the comments. I can’t wait to see what you come up with!

— Sonja, STACKS Staffer

  1. Renee

    Ok for all you 39 clue card lvrs, i have a secret tip. I looked on google and have not seen this anywhere… look on the backs of all your cards,ok set aside the ones that look like they could be part of a pic. ignore all the other ones,now put them together ti’ll they look right. they form a picture of…well, you’ll find out.

  2. meme

    i LOVE the books there awsome. i can not wait for books 9 and 10!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! ok i think i am i a little to exited for book 9 to come out
    P.S its coming out in 3 days

  3. meme

    I totally think amy and dan will dicover that there parents were like really bad and all the stuff that people say they did are actully true and there parents did do all that stuff

  4. :P

    People who havn’t read book 7 do NOT READ FURTHER.
    I knew Amy and Dan would be madrigals because that’s how a book always turns out to be. What you wouldn’t suspect. So what I do is I think like a book. Expecting the unexpected. Just like Amy thought abnormal is the new abnormal for books.

  5. mysterious madrigal

    you’re right it is hard, this series is awsome, i wonder what branch amy and dan are in

  6. miri_moon_knight4789

    I like what everyone else has given, but I don’t want to try for the first five titles. If you haven’t read the sixth book, READ NO FURTHER ON THIS REPLY. You have been warned.
    My title:
    Book 6: A Dead Giveaway

  7. masha

    how about titles that dont really give away the clue, like:
    book 1- franklin’s folly
    book 2- the wolfram swords
    book 3- the gold of the bald rat
    book 4- nefertari’s tree
    book 5- the room beneath the church

  8. Sonja, STACKS Staffer

    Hi Kelsey,
    I have WAY too many favorite books to say just one. Harry Potter, Inkheart, Theodosia and the Serpents of Chaos, The Golden Compass. Mostly fantasy I guess, but I read a LOT of all kinds of books!! That’s why working at the STACKS is so fun!

  9. candyshoppe3

    ooh sounds great, but i don’t obey so now i know! umm i don’t even read those books anyways

  10. V

    Book One- The Hunt Begins
    Book Two- Playing the Piano and the Game
    Book Three- Lies with a Side of Betrayl (sp?)
    Book Four- Egypt, a Place of Wonders and Clues
    Book Five- From Russia With Love
    These are good, Y/Y?

  11. oneorangeshoelace

    I agree with k. I love finding out what the clue is in the book. If it was in the title, people would just go to the bookstore and say, “Okay, book 1 is iron, book 2 is tungsten, book 3 is gold…now I don’t have to buy them!”

  12. k

    Why those titles? Half of the fun is finding what the clue is at the end of the book, not seeing it spelled out on the cover. Thats like reading the back page of a book to know how it ends.
    Also while reading the books, you get clues to what the clues are and it is fun trying to figure out what it is before it is revealed.

  13. sundowne

    I have read the books. They are fantastic.
    Book One: New Game
    Book Two: Beware of The Kabras
    Book Three: Don’t Be Fooled
    Book Four: Troubles in Egypt

  14. kelsey

    for book one:the iron will
    for book2:a tune called tugensten
    for book3:a golden guide
    for book4:myrh of the nile
    and…………..
    for book5:the amber clock
    p.s.Sonja,u were right it’s not easy.by the way what’s ur fav book in any series and type of book?

  15. gjm21

    Book 1- The Quest for the Iron Salute
    Book 2- Tungsten Travels
    Book 3- The Golden Clue
    Book 4- Queen’s Myrrh
    Book 5- The Amber Room

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