The Clone Codes #3: The Visitor

Series: The Clone Codes

by Patricia C. McKissack, Patricia McKissack, Fredrick McKissack, John Patrick McKissack


Scholastic Press
February 2012


Fiction
Ages 8 – 12 . Grades 3 – 7

Library of Congress: N/A


Lexile measure: 690L

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There is a wicked system of operation inside the Topas Corporation, where clones are produced. Only authorized Topas officials are allowed inside. Only they, along with the clones themselves, know what happens within the walls of the world's largest and most powerful cloning company. This final book of The Clone Codes plunges readers into this strange reality. At the same time, The World Federation of Nations has issued an urgent decree to the masses--find Houston Ye, a cyborg, and Leanna Deberry, a clone, both fugitives! There is a $1 million bounty on each of their heads if captured alive. Once again, the McKissacks blend a futuristic world with events from world history to create a gripping sci-fi adventure.
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Patricia C. McKissack

Patricia and Frederick McKissack are the authors of numerous award-winning books, including REBELS AGAINST SLAVERY: AMERICAN SLAVES REVOLT and BLACK HANDS, WHITE SAILS: THE STORY OF AFRICAN AMERICAN WHALERS, both Coretta Scott King Honor Books, and SOJOURNER TRUTH: AIN'T I A WOMAN?, a Coretta Scott King Honor Book and winner of the Boston Globe/Horn Book Award. Patricia and Frederick McKissack live in St. Louis, Missouri. John McKissack resides in Memphis, Tennessee.
Patricia McKissack

Patricia and Fredrick McKissack are the authors of numerous award-winning books, including REBELS AGAINST SLAVERY: AMERICAN SLAVE REVOLTS and BLACK HANDS, WHITE SAILS: THE STORY OF AFRICAN AMERICAN WHALERS, both Coretta Scott King Honor Books, and SOJOURNER TRUTH: AIN'T I A WOMAN? a Coretta Scott King Honor Book and winner of the Boston Globe/Horn Book Award. Patricia and Fredrick McKissack live in St. Louis, Missouri. John McKissack resides in Memphis, Tennessee.
Fredrick McKissack

Patricia C.and Fredrick L. McKissack are the authors of numerous and acclaimed books, including REBELS AGAINST SLAVERY: AMERICAN SLAVE REVOLTS and BLACK HAND, WHITE SAILS: THE STORY OF AFRICAN AMERICAN WHALERS, both CSK Honor Books. They have also collaborated on SOJOURNER TRUTH: AIN'T I A WOMAN?, a CSK Honor Book, winner of an NAACP Image Award, and a Boston Globe/Horn Book Award. For the first time this husband-wife team invites their grown son, John McKissack, a mechanical engineer, to join them as a technical advisor in the creation of this new series.

The elder McKissacks live in St. Louis, MO. John lives in Memphis, TN with his wife, Michelle, and three sons, John, Everett and Peter.

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--- - ! 'From The Clone Codes: The Visitors


I try to stay calm, but I''m gagging.


How long have I been here?


I''m so tired. Did I fall asleep again?


My eyes hurt. The bright lights stab at me. It''s worse than someone poking my eyes with a stick.


I can''t move my arms and legs in all this thickness.


I can''t move my hands either. They''ve been tied with ropes.


I''m stuck in some kind of glass jar, with wires connected to my body. I start to cry, and soon sleep takes over.


When I wake, I''m choking, gagging even harder.


A tube pushes icy liquid into my throat.


My body knows to swallow. My stomach fills quickly.


There are no more wires, just the tubes in my mouth and nose.


When I glance at my hands, I see they are bright orange. My whole body is orange.


There are voices in my head now, talking loudly.


This clone is number 9767.


This clone wants to work.


This clone is happy.


This clone is number 9767.


This clone wants to work.


This clone is happy.


This clone is number 9767.


This clone wants to work.


This clone is happy.


"Stop!" I scream.'

Hardback
$16.99

ISBN: 9780439929875

160pp. | 5-½ x 8-¼