Seven Wonders Book 1: The Colossus Rises

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Harper Collins, Feb 5, 2013 - Juvenile Fiction - 384 pages

New York Times Bestselling Series!

“A high-octane mix of modern adventure and ancient secrets. The Colossus Rises is Lerangis’s most gripping work yet. Young readers will love this story. I can’t wait to see what’s next in the Seven Wonders series!” —Rick Riordan, author of the Percy Jackson series

Percy Jackson meets Indiana Jones in master storyteller and 39 Clues author Peter Lerangis’s epic Seven Wonders series.

The Colossus Rises is the first installment of the bestselling five-book series chronicling the story of Jack McKinley, an ordinary kid with an extraordinary problem. In a few months, he’s going to die—unless he finds seven magic Loculi that have been hidden in the Seven Wonders of the Ancient World.

Young readers will learn all about the history and mysteries of the ancient world while savoring this unputdownable story from first page to last.


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A boy named jack McKinley one day wakes up and gets whacked in the head. later is is run over and is taken to many hospitals and institutes. He tries to escape a few times but fails. I recommend this book very much because my friends have had lots of fun and it is a very interesting book called "The Colossus Rises." 


Chapter Five Arrival
Chapter Eight
Chapter Eleven Three A M
Chapter Fifteen Training
Chapter Nineteen Mount Onyx
Chapter TwentyThree Into the Abyss
Chapter TwentySeven Recalculating
Chapter ThirtyOne Marco

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Peter Lerangis is the author of more than one hundred and sixty books, which have sold more than five and half million copies and been translated into thirty-three different languages. These include the first four books in the New York Times bestselling Seven Wonders series, The Colossus Rises, Lost in Babylon, The Tomb of Shadows, and The Curse of the King, and two books in the 39 Clues series. Peter is a Harvard graduate with a degree in biochemistry. He has run a marathon and gone rock climbing during an earthquake—though not on the same day. He lives in New York City with his wife, musician Tina deVaron, and their two sons, Nick and Joe. In his spare time, he likes to eat chocolate.

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