Beyond the Grave (The 39 Clues Series #4)

Beyond the Grave (The 39 Clues Series #4)

by Jude Watson


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Bestselling author Jude Watson takes Amy and Dan on a thrill-packed ride for the 4th installment of The 39 Clues series.

Betrayed by their cousins, abandoned by their uncle, and with only the slimmest hint to guide them, fourteen-year old Amy Cahill and her younger brother, Dan, rush off to Egypt on the hunt for 39 Clues that lead to a source of unimaginable power. But when they arrive, Amy and Dan get something completely unexpected - a message from their dead grandmother, Grace. Did Grace set out to help the two orphans . . . ore are Amy and Dan heading for the most devastating betrayal of them all?

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9780545060448
Publisher: Scholastic, Inc.
Publication date: 06/02/2009
Series: 39 Clues Series , #4
Pages: 192
Sales rank: 47,785
Product dimensions: 5.20(w) x 7.50(h) x 0.70(d)
Lexile: 550L (what's this?)
Age Range: 9 - 12 Years

About the Author

Jude Watson is the author of six 39 Clues books, Beyond the Grave, In Too Deep, Vespers Rising, A King's Ransom, Nowhere to Run, and Mission Titanic, along with the bestselling Star Wars: Last of the Jedi and Jedi Quest series. As Judy Blundell, she wrote What I Saw and How I Lied, the 2008 winner of The National Book Award for Young People's Literature. She lives in Long Island, New York, with her husband and daughter.

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Beyond the Grave (The 39 Clues Series #4) 4.5 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 268 reviews.
read4ever More than 1 year ago
This book was simply wonderful! I have read and enjoyed the previous books in this series, and I was curious to see how a woman author would do, seeing as how all the other books in the series are written by men. Jude Watson did a wonderful job with this book and it was a good read!
RKK More than 1 year ago
My son, who has not been very interested in reading, is now reading for pleasure! He really got into these books and has read every one in the series. We rush to B & N everytime there is a new release in the series. These books can also be used for A/R testing purposes. Its nice to find a series of books that kids like that can also be educational and creative! I recommend these to parents looking to spark an interest in reading!
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
I've been a 39 Clues fan since the first came out so if you have read them you would agree that they are very good books. (as of my description)I like this one the best because of the silly humor and the story that takes place in Cairo. Most of all I liked (with the other 3) the history mixed with fiction. I like the plot with 2 kids, a cat and their au pair on a quest for the 39 clues which leads to a great power. In this one they're in Egypt looking in tombs for their 4th clue and having to compete with Irina Spasky, one of their several devious cousins. I Can't wait for the 5th. I highly recommend this book to everybody.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Funny, Adventurous, and leaves you begging for more, The 4 book in the bestselling series The 39 Clues Beyond The Grave is a must buy book! Amy and Dan Cahill go through mind blowing adventures with their Au Pair Nellie. Alliances are made and broken as the two struggle through the streets of Egypt to find the next clue. I strongly recommend this book.
Ryan_Everett More than 1 year ago
This book was a very exciting and thrilling book. Although it is the fourth book in this series and i wouldn't say it was the best one. It was sometimes hard to follow what the writer was trying to say. Dan and Amy Cahill are the main characters in this book and their story starts in Egypt to find the fourth clue of the 39 clues, that the cahills left behind for the family to find. Their family though was the most powerful family on the face of the earth. They had members from George Washington to Benjamin Franklin even Napoleon Bonaparte. So niw they have to collect all these elements to create a philospers stone which is stated to be the most powerful thing ever. So Dan and Amy are looking for clues left from Katherine Cahill in Egypt trying to find out what she left behind. This book was a very good book so i recommend you check it out.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
The 39 clues series is totally awesome!!!! I LOVE it! Its mysterious,exiting, and a little bit emotional, wrapped upin one! Talk about being on the edge of your seat!!!!!!! This series wraps you up in its descriptive, exciting words. It makes you never want to stop reading, even when you really have to go to the bathroom! So far, this book has been my favorite. Its interesting. The whole 39 clues series is very addictive! I LOOOOOOOOOOOVE IT!!!! -A very special thanks to my mom who saw these books in the nook shop and recommended them. Since then, I cant stop reading!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! READ THIS SERIES!!!!!!!!!!! ITS SOOOOOOOOO AWESOME!!!!!!!!!!
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
I absalutely love this book! it rocks!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! This is one of my favorite books.
InTheBookcase More than 1 year ago
My favorite in the entire 39 Clues series so far. I love the educational adventure that these books bring for kids. I'm quite fascinated with Egypt's history, and since Amy and Dan Cahill find themselves in Egypt for this volume, I was happy to be reading this book. Although it doesn't come from from a Christian perspective exactly, this particular book infused something Christian-related into the plot---VERY, very good, Jude Watson!  Now, there may have been a comment or two that I didn't quite enjoy in the story, but it all must be taken in stride. It will be a while before I read another 39 Clues book that excites me as much as this one!
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
I love these books, and how they are written by different authors. This is one of the best series i have ever read. If you are hesitant about getting this book, I would.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
I love this book i cant wait to read the next one!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Amy and Dan’s cousins betrayed them and their uncle abandon them. They rush off to Egypt in search for “The 39 clues” that lead them to a source .Betrayed by their cousins , abandon by their uncle, and with only the slimmest hint to guide them , fourteen-year-old Amy and her younger brother Dan, rush off to Egypt.I don’t like this book, because its hard to fallow along.Even though I’m not fond of reading, this was not that bad to read.If you like mysteries this book may be for you.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Great book. Read it!
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
My friend told me that I should read the series, because she thought I would like it from what she had read. Now I'm farther in the series than she is!
Guest More than 1 year ago
This is the way grandpa and I reward our grandson for varies accomplishments. The great part is, a series of books keeps him engaged equaling a better reader.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
I listen to this series on AudioBook. The narrator is wonderful and has a great command of different voices. I love learning about other places and history. I have looked up all kinds of things on the internet that are referenced in the books. It is fun to learn cool stuff without studying.
kejinglu on LibraryThing More than 1 year ago
Dan and Amy have gotten the next clue, "Al Sakhet", and headed to the ancient cizvilization of Egypt. Meanwhile, both children try to avoid saying the "word" (Ian). They first narrowly escape the deadly nails of their distant Russian cousin.
armysandy on LibraryThing More than 1 year ago
Amy and Dan Cahill are part of a very large, but extremely dangerous family. Ever since Book 1 - The Maze of Bones, Amy and Dan have been on a wonderous adventure since their grandmother died. Amy, 14 years old, is like the part cool-nerd type of girl. She is smart, wonderful, and likes to stick to the rules. Now Dan, a.k.a, Danny, is almost like the exact opposite of Amy. Lazy, hates books, but he is awesome in his own way. Photographic memory. Dan has photographic memory, which helps a lot on the quest of the 39 clues.The theme, or main-idea, of this book is family, and trust. The trust part, is don't trust random people. Family is that they don't abandon you. Family may betray you, but they won't abandon you. In the series, Alistar Oh has betrayed Amy and Dan before, but then, he helps them. Although he then betrays them again, he never abandoned them. He was there to help them find the 3rd clue, although they almost drowned if it wasn't for Dan. At the end, they didn't find the clue, but they made a shaky alliance with Alistar. That is also trust.In my opinion, Beyond The Grave wasn't too good. They didn't find any clues in it and Amy and Dan's relationship with each other shook, but they manged to get back together and depend on each other again. This book reminds me of my brother and I. We have our fights and disagreements, but we always solve in the end.I would recommend this book for any age group, because this book is extremely awesome and the words really aren't that hard.I think this book is mainly about trust, because they have learned not to trust anyone, except themselves. They managed an alliance with Alistar, but they can't trust anyone else. For they were betrayed by many people, including Grace's best friend.Info about the AuthorJude Watson (Judy Blundell) was born on February 12,1938. She is the author of 2 other books the 39 clues series, Book 6 - In Too Deep, and Book 11 - Vespers Rising. Judy also wrote many, many Star Wars novels.
missnickynack on LibraryThing More than 1 year ago
Betrayed by thier cousins, abandoned by their uncle, and with only the slimmest hint to guide them, Amy and Dan Cahill rush off to Egypt on the hunt for 39 clues that lead to a source of unimaginable power. But when they arrive, Amy and Dan get something completely unexpected-a message from their dead grandmother, Grace. Did Grace set out to help the two orphans...or are Amy and Dan heading for the most devastating betrayel of them all?
8F_SAM on LibraryThing More than 1 year ago
This book was pretty good. It had so many mysteries, it's awesome! But it wasn't quite like the other books in the series. For starters, it starts talking about Madrigals. Also, the weird thing I found about it is that half of the Cahill family isn't here. Sure, the Kabras are in the wrong country, but what about the Holts? Why aren't they here? It's so werid. Also, at the end of the book, it doesn't tell you where they're going next, which is sort of a disappointment.
prkcs on LibraryThing More than 1 year ago
Amy and Dan cross the oceans on the trail of a famous aviator, but they find more than they're looking for. Their enemies are becoming more vicious, and the truths they discover more crushing than ever.
porch_reader on LibraryThing More than 1 year ago
My fourth-grade son, Ben, loves the 39 Clues series. In this book, the 4th in the series, Dan and Amy go to Egypt. We learned a bit about Egyptian history while following Dan and Amy on their search for the next clue. They face their share of mishaps and traps, but together they are up to the challenges. I particularly enjoyed seeing Amy and Dan's relationship as brother and sister develop in this book.
theokester on LibraryThing More than 1 year ago
Continuing on in the 39 Clues saga, we now travel with the Cahil kids to Egypt. I really enjoyed the way this particular adventure played out. It was still twinged with reality stretches as these young kids raced around Cairo (and other Egyptian locations). But for some reason this book felt a little more real.This book began with all previous alliances dissolved (though they were still able to use some previous partnerships to their advantage...such as using a travel card to get into a very swanky hotel). Close calls with Irina were escaped a little too easily considering her espionage background, but the chase sequence felt more believable.What I especially liked though was the mental deliberations that Amy and Dan went through...questioning their place in this adventure, questioning the motivations of their grandmother. It was rather coincidental that this adventure had them discover information/messages/clues from their grandmother, but it worked well.I continue to enjoy the "who do you trust" game that the kids are always playing. It's especially fun since we get partially into the heads of their prospective allies. I'm left wondering at the motivations and thoughts of Alistair and Irina. Are they showing compassionate sides? Or are they totally cutthroat and ready to bury the kids? The added non-family alliances in this book were also interesting. The main antagonist force in this book came off as a little predictable to me, but overall I think it was well crafted.So far, I think this was my favorite 39 clues book in the series. Part of the reason could be my love of ancient Egypt. Though I'd also like to attribute it to a more intricate story and increasing depth in characters and plot.Still enjoying the series and looking forward to future books. I still need to get online and check out the game that goes along with it...soon.****3.5 out of 5 stars
skstiles612 on LibraryThing More than 1 year ago
Dan and Amy Cahill are still on the hunt for the 39 clues. They have faced one betrayal after another. Now they have reason to suspect that their grandmother was as evil as the other¿s in their extended family. They and their au pair Nellie are headed to Egypt to try to find the next clue in the hunt. Here they find that friends aren¿t what they think and enemies might not be total enemies. I personally enjoy these mysteries. I wish they were all out at once so I could go from one to the next. I will have spaced them out so far that I will need to go back and read the first through the last at one time. This was a little more difficult to figure out the clues. Jude Watson did a great job of bringing the culture of Egypt to life for the reader. Nellie once again surprised me. She started out in the first book a little bit ditzy. I now believe that that was what we were led to believe and she will continue to play a greater role in each book to follow. I Can¿t wait to read the next book which I should have in a couple of weeks. I gave this book a 4 out of 5 as I found some of the twists and turns to be a little bit confusing. Still I would recommend this book.