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Postcard by Tony Abbott

Book Description

She died today. One phone call changes Jason's summer vacation-and life!-forever. When Jason's grandmother dies, he's sent down to her home in Florida to help his father clean out her things. At first he gripes about spending his summer miles away from his best friend, doing chores, and sweating in the Florida heat, but he soon discovers a mystery surrounding his grandmother's murky past. An old, yellowed postcard...a creepy phone call with a raspy voice at the other end asking, "So how smart are you?"...an entourage of freakish funeral goers...a bizarre magazine story. All contain clues that will send him on a thrilling journey to uncover family secrets. Award-winning author Tony Abbott weaves an intriguing and entertaining mystery of adventure, friendship and family.

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Book Details

ISBN: 9780316011723
ISBN-10: 031601172X
Format: Hardback
(199mm x 138mm x 29mm)
Pages: 368
Imprint: Little, Brown & Company
Publisher: Little, Brown & Company
Publish Date: 5-Jun-2008
Country of Publication: United States

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Becca and the Prisoner's Cross by Tony Abbott Becca and the Prisoner's Cross, Hardback (June 2015)

For use in schools and libraries only. A follow-up to Wade and the Scorpion's Claw finds studious language expert Becca suffering from mysterious blackouts that allow her to see the time of Copernicus, where she receives coded messages about a next relic.

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Reviews

US Kirkus Review » Thirteen-year-old Jason fears his parents are breaking up. When his estranged (and strange) grandmother passes away in Florida, his possibly alcoholic father goes down to take care of her estate; Jason worries that means his father is moving out. Jason goes to Florida to attend the funeral as well as to keep an eye on dad. In his grandmother's things, Jason finds a magazine containing a pulp-noir story that seems to be about his grandmother and great-grandfather, one of the original Florida land barons. He also finds a mysterious postcard that hints at the location of further installments of the story. With the help of local teen Dia, Jason uncovers the solution to a family mystery that just may save his father. Author of the endless Secrets of Droon series, Abbott has created a silly, overlong mystery full of conclusion-jumping and nonsensical clues. The characters are annoying (even to each other) and the supposedly compelling mystery Jason finds is a florid, turgid mess. (Fiction. 11-13) (Kirkus Reviews)


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Author Biography - Tony Abbott

Tony Abbott is the author of over 60 books for young readers, including the extremely popular Droon series, which has sold over 4.5 million books to date, and the Golden Kite winner Firegirl. He has worked in a bookstore and a library, and currently lives in Connecticut with his wife and two daughters.

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