Wednesday, April 10, 2013
The Tell-Tale Start by Gordon McAlpine
Proud of their relationship to the Edgar Allan Poe, the boys love codes and mysterious messages and are quick to solve problems using E.A. Poe's stories. Their cat is even named Roderick Usher.
The plot involves a nefarious quantum physicist, messages from beyond, and information which is revealed to the reader through letters, etc., and to which the twins do not have access. "What the boys don't know is....."
Both boys and girls in the 8-12 age range should enjoy this. It is a much slighter book than Jim Morgan and the King of Thieves and can be read in a short time.
Illustrations by Sam Zuppard. Minimal, but cute.
An ebook from Net Galley/Penguin Young Readers Group.
Juv. 2013. print version 224 pages.