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Midnight Ride (Gates Family Mystery #2)

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John Raleigh Gates has been raised on stories of mysterious treasure and the elaborate tricks used to hide the wealth. But with the colonies on the verge of a revolution, John is too busy--and scared--to bother with make believe. That is, until he discovers a clue that could lead to an immense treasure. With war on the horizon, it will be up to John to follow the clues and ...more
Paperback, 272 pages
Published March 25th 2008 by Disney Press
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Sep 24, 2013 Sydney rated it really liked it
I have to say this book wasn't nearly as good as the first one in the series. It was still a great read, thus I gave it four stars, but it didn't meet all my expectations.
EEEP! By far my favorite in the series! I have a fascination with the Revolutionary war - so many courageous men and women standing for their beliefs! All the adventure and history of the times is to be found, along with a vast deal more of clues and codes, mystery, and thrills. I could say more but I think I'd give too much away... ;) Seriously, READ THIS BOOK!! :D

And, despite the fact that I mentioned there is a dying man, it's not scary and creepy for the recommended age (which I think is 10+
Feb 07, 2012 Liz rated it liked it
Book 2 in this series. This book follows the fictional John Raleigh Gates and his family, dealing with the events leading to the war for American Independence. I liked how this book tied in historical events and people throughout the book...and I think that it's great that it included the post script that detailed what was fictional versus factual. It is a great book for the older elementary school student with all the historical references as well as the mystery in deciphering the clues for the ...more
Feb 02, 2012 Kidsbookworm rated it it was amazing
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I thought this exciting book was fantastic! I would like to find the other volumes, too.

The books are based on characters created for the Disney National Treasure movies, but these are not movie novels.

These are historical fiction and I thought they were well done.
Mar 01, 2011 Shauna rated it it was ok
Can we say boring? The characters were interesting altough there was no development. The clues were confusing and just seemed to go on and on. I still think it would make a great premise for a story but not by this author.
Aug 09, 2008 Arlene marked it as to-read
Okay I know I havent read this one yet, but this series of books is based on the ancestor of character that Nick Cage plays in National Treasure. Adventure seeking is defintely passed down from one generation to another! You have got to check out this series!
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The story was much slower than I anticipated. It's worth a read if you have some extra time on your hands, but overall I was slightly disappointed.
May 27, 2008 Carrie rated it really liked it
If you enjoy the National Treasure movies you should give these books a try. They read quickly and have wonderful historical facts in them.
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Catherine (Cathy) Hapka has written more than one hundred books for children and adults, as a ghostwriter for series as well as original titles, including the Romantic Comedies Something Borrowed, The Twelve Date of Christmas, and Love on Cue. She lives in Pennsylvania.
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