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After his grandmother passes away, thirteen-year-old Jason is sent to Florida to join his father and help him clean out her house. Although henever knew his grandmother,Jason becomes curious about her past. He discovers a mysterious postcard containing clues and embarks onastrange andthrilling adventure through balmy Florida.Jason also finds an old pulp fiction magazine with a story that details one man's love of a woman who may just be Jason's grandmother. After receiving a creepy phone call, and a group of freakish people show up at his grandmother's funeral, Jason is certain they are part of his grandmother's unknown past. With the help of his new friend Dia, Jason eventually unlocks family secrets. Most importantly, he uncovers the truth about his grandfather, a man his father never knew.The Postcard is Holes meets Chasing Vermeer, with elements from the movie Big Fish thrown in. Award-winning author Tony Abbott has created a spunky and sarcastic hero in Jason and has weaved an intriguing and entertaining mystery for boys and girls alike to enjoy.

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While in St. Petersburg, Florida, to help clean out his recently-deceased grandmother's house, thirteen-year-old Jason finds an old postcard which leads him on an adventure that blends figures from an old, unfinished detective story with his family's past.

Synopsis:

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.

About the Author

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.

Product Details

ISBN:
9780316033541
Publisher:
Little, Brown and Co.
Subject:
Juvenile Fiction : General
Author:
Abbott, Tony
Author:
Tony Abbott
Subject:
Adventure and adventurers
Subject:
Family problems
Subject:
Social Issues - General
Subject:
Mysteries, Espionage, & Detective Stories
Subject:
Family - Multigenerational
Subject:
Family
Subject:
Audio Books-Children s
Subject:
Children s-Adventure Stories
Subject:
Children s-General
Subject:
Children s Middle Readers-General
Subject:
Children s Young Adult-Social Issue Fiction-General
Subject:
Children s-Mystery
Subject:
Children s-Reference Family and Genealogy
Subject:
Children s Young Adult-Social Issue Fiction
Subject:
main_subject
Subject:
all_subjects
Publication Date:
20080401
Binding:
ELECTRONIC
Language:
English
Pages:
358

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Product details 358 pages Little, Brown Books for Young Readers - English 9780316033541 Reviews:
"Synopsis" by , While in St. Petersburg, Florida, to help clean out his recently-deceased grandmother's house, thirteen-year-old Jason finds an old postcard which leads him on an adventure that blends figures from an old, unfinished detective story with his family's past.
"Synopsis" by , 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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