Peter Lerangis’s books have sold more than six million copies and have been translated into 34 languages. His nine New York Times best sellers include his entire Seven Wonders series and 39 Clues contributions. His YA novel Somebody, Please Tell Me Who I Am won an ALA Schneider Award and is being adapted into a musical.
MFOB FEATURED BOOK: Max Tilt: 80 Days or Die (ages 8-12)
When 13-year-old Max Tilt stumbled across his great-great-great-grandfather Jules Verne’s unfinished, unpublished manuscript, The Lost Treasures, he thought he had the answer to all his problems, but nothing in life is ever that easy. With his mom’s illness getting worse again, Max needs to figure out a way to save his family—now more than ever. So Max and his cousin Alex revisit The Lost Treasures, and they find a clue that just might be the key to a cure. It’s the story of Verne’s seemingly impossible recovery from a near-fatal gunshot wound. Verne didn’t just survive, he thrived. And the book hints that he was only able to do so after collecting magical healing elements that he’d saved from a race around the world. Piecing together hints from Verne’s Around the World in 80 Days and his lost manuscript, Max and Alex realize there’s a way to save Max’s mom if they’re daring enough to try.