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The Postcard

By Tony Abbott (Trade Paperback, 2009)
"So how smart are you?" said a man's voice abruptly. And loudly. "Because now... it's starting."

A creepy phone call. An old, yellowed postcard. A bizarre magazine story. And a strange group of funeral-goers who seem to follow their every move-all contain clues that will send Jason and Dia on an adventure to uncover extraordinary family secrets.

Award-winning author Tony Abbott weaves an intriguing and entertaining mystery of adventure, friendship and family.
  • Little, Brown Books for Young Readers
    • Format: Trade Paperback

    • Price: $8.00 US/$9.00 CAN

    • ISBN-13: 9780316011730

    • On Sale Date: 05/01/2009

    • Publisher: Little, Brown Books for Young Readers

    • Imprint: Little, Brown Books for Young Readers

    Formats Available: Trade Paperback, Electronic Book

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"So how smart are you?" said a man's voice abruptly. And loudly. "Because now... it's starting."

A creepy phone call. An old, yellowed postcard. A bizarre magazine story. And a strange group of funeral-goers who seem to follow their every move-all contain clues that will send Jason and Dia on an adventure to uncover extraordinary family secrets.

Award-winning author Tony Abbott weaves an intriguing and entertaining mystery of adventure, friendship and family.

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.
  • Praise for The Postcard:
    "A genuinely heartwarming tale."
    --The Bulletin (starred review)

    "Enticing... Jason (paired nicely with a neighbor girl as sidekick) is a hero worth rooting for."
    --Booklist

    Praise for Firegirl:
    Borders Original Voices nominee
    2006 Golden Kite Award winner
    Chicago Public Library 2006 Best of the Best
    Texas Blue Bonnet Selection

    "This novel...leaves a big impact."
    -Publishers Weekly (starred review)

    "This is a thoughtful exploration of a brief interlude's lasting impact...an understanding yet thought-provoking novel."
    -The Bulletin of the Center for Children's Books (starred review)

    "A touching story of friendship that is easy to read yet hard to forget."
    -School Library Journal

    "In this poignant story, readers will recognize that even by doing small acts of kindness, people stand to gain more than they lose."
    -Booklist

    "It's a beautiful story, a sad story, brilliantly written, a story you'll never forget."
    -Patricia Reilly Giff, author of Newbery Honor Books Lily's Crossing and Pictures of Hollis Woods

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The Postcard
  • Publisher: Little, Brown Books for Young Readers
  • Price: $8.00 US/$9.00 CAN
  • Pages: 368
  • Physical Dimensions: 5-1/4" x 7-5/8"
  • Audio Run Time: 0
  • ISBN-13: 9780316011730
  • On Sale Date: 05/01/2009
The Postcard