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The Tell-Tale Start (Compact Disc)

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Meet Edgar and Allan Poe -- twelve-year-old identical twins, the great-great-great-great-grandnephews of Edgar Allan Poe. They look and act so much alike that they're almost one mischievous, prank-playing boy in two bodies. When their beloved black cat, Roderick Usher, is kidnapped and transported to the Midwest, Edgar and Allan convince their guardians that it's time for a road trip. Along the way, mayhem and mystery ensue, as well as deeper questions: What is the boys' telepathic connection? Is Edgar Allan Poe himself reaching out to them from the Great Beyond? And why has a mad scientist been spying on the Poe family for years?

With a mix of literary humor, mystery, and a little quantum physics, this series opener is a perfect choice for smart, funny tweens who love the Time Warp Trio, Roald Dahl, and Lemony Snicket.

About the Author

Gordon McAlpine is the author of adult novels ranging from magical realism to hardboiled literary mystery. He lives with his wife in Southern California.
Product Details
ISBN: 9780385368063
ISBN-10: 0385368062
Publisher: Listening Library
Publication Date: January 22nd, 2013
Language: English
Series: Misadventures of Edgar & Allan Poe