Wednesday, November 14, 2012

Waiting on Wednesday (138): The Tell-Tale Start by Gordon McAlpine

"Waiting On" Wednesday is a weekly event, hosted by Jill at Breaking the Spine, that spotlights upcoming releases that we're eagerly anticipating.

The Misadventures of Edgar & Allan Poe: The Tell-Tale Start
Author: Gordon McAlpine
Illustrator: Sam Zuppardi
Publisher: Viking Children's
Publish Date: January 10, 2013
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Publisher's Description
 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, a little quantum physics, and fun extras like fortune cookie messages, letters in code, license plate clues -- and playful illustrations thoughout -- this series opener is a perfect choice for smart, funny tweens who love the Time Warp Trio, Roald Dahl, and Lemony Snicket.

*Why I want to read this? Descendents of Edgar Allan Poe, telepathy, literary humor, illustrations, and mystery all make this a fun must-read for me. - Jessica

Check out one of Sam Zuppardi's illustrations of Edgar and Allan from his website:
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  1. Oh. My. Gosh! How cute! I'm a big fan of Edgar Allan Poe and children's lit so this makes me smile so much. Thanks for sharing! I'm going to go add it to my TBR.

    Jessica @ Hopelessly Devoted Bibliophile

  2. I love Poe and this entry into MG looks like a lot of fun-I also love when there are illustrations! This looks like a winner.

  3. This looks so cute!! I am definitely adding it to my tbr! Great pick!

    Our WoW for the week =)

  4. Ooh nice! Haven't heard of this one but I hope you enjoy it once you read it!

    Here's my WoW

    Have a GREAT day!

    Old Follower :)

  5. That looks super cute. Great way to get kids into Edgar Allen Poe.

  6. This is different! Cute twin decedents of Edgar Allen Poe! That sounds like a fun read. Thanks for stopping by!

  7. This sounds like a fun read. Nice pick.

    Thanks for stopping by my WOW.
    Dragana @ Bookworm Dreams
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  8. Oh this book sounds super cute, it looks like it definitely mixes in so much! A brilliant pick for this week! :)

  9. I've never heard of this before, but it sounds like a fun book! <3

    Thanks for dropping by my WoW ^^

    - Kazhy @ My Library in the Making

  10. Sounds interesting! I'd like to read this one. Thanks for sharing. :)

    It would be great if you could stop by my Waiting on Wednesday post.

    Sarika @ The Readdicts


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