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Indiana Jones and the Kingdom of the Crystal Skull: Race for Akator is a book for younger readers written by Benjamin Harper and published in September 2008 by Scholastic Inc. A partial adaptation of the fourth theatrical Indiana Jones motion picture and illustrated with stills from the production, Race for Akator was distributed exclusively through the school market.

Publisher's summaryEdit

Indiana Jones is on the run... Again!

It's a fast-paced chase to see who can make it to the legendary city of gold–get ready for a race to Akator!

Plot summaryEdit

A partial adaptation of the film, the story broadly covers events beginning around Indiana Jones and Mutt Williams' recovery of the Crystal Skull of Akator from Chauchilla Cemetery up to the arrival at the entrance to the city of gold itself (although the photographs depict the interior of the temple with the door to the treasure chamber). Much of the action is centered around the Jungle Chase.

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Indiana Jones and the Kingdom of the Crystal Skull
Books
Adaptations
Novel · Junior novel · The Movie Storybook · Scholastic Readers · Interactive Play-a-Sound
Partial adaptations
Meet Indy · Meet Mutt · Race for Akator · Indy's Adventures · Traps and Snares · Great Escapes · The Search For Buried Treasure
Audio
Soundtrack (The Soundtracks Collection) · An Unabridged Production
Comics
Comic · 1 · 2 · TPB · Indiana Jones Comic · Escape from the Kingdom of the Crystal Skull!
Games
Mobile game · Didj · LEGO Indiana Jones 2: The Adventure Continues · Trading cards · Akator Temple Race Game
Activity books
Ready for Action! · A New Adventure! · Activity Book With Stickers · Activity Book · Activity Annual · Winter Activity Annual · Sticker Collection · Annual 2009 · Annual 2010 · The Greatest Adventures of Indiana Jones
Behind the scenes
The Return of a Legend · Pre-Production · Production Diary · Warrior Makeup · The Crystal Skulls · Iconic Props · The Effects of Indy · Adventures in Post Production · Closing: Team Indy · The Complete Making of Indiana Jones · A Photographic Journal
Script development
Indiana Jones and the Saucermen from Mars · Indiana Jones and the City of the Gods
Home video
DVD (Complete Adventure Collection) · Blu-ray (The Complete Adventures)
Other material and merchandise
Collector's Guide · Piano Accompaniment