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Author Interview: Rick Riordan

Kid Reporters talks with the writer of the first book in the new series The 39 Clues

By Quinn Jacobson | August 4 , 2008

Scholastic Kid Reporter Quinn Jacobson interviews author Rick Riordan, who wrote the first book in the new series The 39 Clues, Maze of Bones, at Scholastic headquarters in New York. Press the play button below to watch the interview!

 

Check out more interviews with 30 Clues authors and reviews of books in the series in the Kid Reporters' collection of 39 Clues stories!


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