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A King's Ransom

A King's Ransom

by Jude Watson

Amy and Dan are in a race for their lives...and the enemy may be even closer than they think.

When seven members of their family were kidnapped by a sinister organization known as the Vespers, thirteen-year-old Dan Cahill and his older sister, Amy, vowed they'd stop at nothing to bring the hostages home. But then the ransom comes in and the Vespers demand the impossible. Amy and Dan have just days to track down and steal an ancient map. The only catch? No one has seen the map for half a century. 

Now Amy and Dan are on a desperate search that will lead them to the Nazis, spies, a mad king and some of history's dirtiest secrets. It's the race of their lives...and one misstep will mean certain death for the hostages. 

Interest Level
Grades 3 - 7
Grade Level Equivalent
4
Lexile Measure
570L
DRA
50
Guided Reading
U
Publisher
Scholastic Inc.
Number of Pages
192
Genre
Adventure, Mystery and Suspense, Series

About the Author

Jude Watson Jude Watson is a science-fiction writer who has had the fun job of writing Star Wars' character Queen Amidala's fictional journals.

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