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Peter Lerangis's books have more than 4 million copies worldwide. He's the author of two books in the N.Y Times bestselling series THE 39 CLUES (#3: THE SWORD THIEF and #7: THE VIPER'S NEST). THE SWORD THIEF was Amazon.com's #5 best-selling children's book in 2009 (www.bit.ly/Sword_Thief_Amazon_Top_Five_2009). In a five-city U.S. book tour in spring 2009, Mr. Lerangis videoblogged his own search for one of the Clues (www.the39clues.com/tour). He is also author of the hilarious, edgy YA novel, WTF, and the DRAMA CLUB series, about a group of high school theater kids in a town where theater is king. His novel SMILER'S BONES, based on the true story of a Polar Eskimo boy orphaned in New York City at the turn of the 20th century, was selected as a NY Public Library Best Books for Teens 2006, a Bank Street Best Books of 2006, and a Junior Library Guild pick. Peter was one of three authors, along with R. L. Stine and Marc Brown, invited by the White House to represent the U. S. in the first Russian Book Festival in 2003. Among his most popular titles are the SPY X series, the two-book ANTARCTICA adventure, a series of humorous chapter books (ABRACADABRA), two young-adult thrillers (THE YEARBOOK and DRIVER'S DEAD), four middle-grade novels (SPRING FEVER, SPRING BREAK, IT CAME FROM THE CAFETERIA, and ATTACK OF THE KILLER POTATOES), and many movie novelizations (The Sixth Sense, Sleepy Hollow). He is a Harvard graduate with a degree in biochemistry. After college he became a Broadway musical theater actor. He has run a marathon and gone rock-climbing during an earthquake, and recommends doing neither on a regular basis (and never at the same time). He lives in New York City with his wife, musician Tina deVaron, and their two sons, Nick and Joe.

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Books (Sort by Title)[45 books listed]
 39 Clues VolumeYearRating
 The Sword Thief3200910/10
 The Viper's Nest7201010/10
 Vespers Rising with Rick Riordan11201110/10

 39 Clues: Cahills vs. Vespers VolumeYearRating
 The Dead of Night3201210/10

 Abracadabra VolumeYearRating
 Poof! Rabbits Everywhere!12002n/a
 Boo! Ghosts In School22002n/a
 Presto! Magic Treasure!32002n/a
 Yeeps!: Secrets in the Statue42002n/a
 Zap! Science Fair Surprise!52003n/a
 Yikes! It's Alive!62003n/a
 Whoa! Amusement Park Gone Wild!72003n/a
 Wow! Blast from the Past!82003n/a

 Antarctica VolumeYearRating
 Antarctica: Journey to the Pole120009/10
 Antarctica - Escape from Disaster2200310/10

 Apple Signature Edition VolumeYearRating
 Smiler's Bonesn/a200710/10

 Drama Club VolumeYearRating
 The Fall Musical12007n/a
 The Big Production22007n/a
 Too Hot!32008n/a
 Summer Stars42008n/a

 Misc VolumeYearRating
 It Came from the Cafeterian/a199610/10
 Attack of the Killer Potatoesn/a199710/10
 Shrek Gag Bookn/a2001n/a
 Madagascar: Joke Bookn/a2005n/a

 Movie Novelizations VolumeYearRating
 Sleepy Hollow: A Novelizationn/a1999n/a
 Sleepy Hollow: A Novelizationn/a1999n/a
 M. Night Shyamalan's The Sixth Sense: A Novelizationn/a2000n/a
 Road to El Dorado, Junior novelizationn/a2000n/a
 Sleepy Hollow a Novelizationn/a2001n/a
 Batman Begins: The Junior Noveln/a2005n/a

 Point Horror VolumeYearRating
 Driver's Deadn/a1994n/a
 THE YEARBOOKn/a1994n/a

 Spy X VolumeYearRating
 The Code1200410/10
 Hide and Seek22004n/a
 Proof Positive32005n/a
 Tunnel Vision42005n/a

 Watchers VolumeYearRating
 Last Stop119988/10
 Lab 66199910/10

 X-Isle VolumeYearRating
 Return to X-Isle22004n/a

 YA VolumeYearRating
 Somebody, Please Tell Me Who I Amn/a2012n/a
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