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 he never knew his grandmother, Jason becomes curious about her past. He discovers a mysterious postcard containing clues and embarks on a strange and thrilling 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.
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.