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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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.From AudioFile:
Tweens and their parents or grandparents may find this mystery ideal for shared listening. Narrator Lincoln Hoppe nimbly portrays a dichotomy of characters: a teen protagonist with stereotypical 21st-century angst and pulp villains straight out of the 1940s. Hoppe's portrayal of 13-year-old Jason reveals his boredom with being stuck in blue-haired St. Petersburg, Florida, where he's helping his dad settle his grandmother's estate. Hoppe conveys Jason's begrudging interest when he discovers that perhaps Grandma was not only young once, she was also entwined in an exciting mystery. With his new friend, Dia, Jason follows a trail of vintage postcards with the tenacity of a gumshoe detective. Hoppe's well-paced, realistic dialogue adds credibility to the story's adults, especially Jason's stressed-out father. N.M.C. © AudioFile 2008, Portland, Maine
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Book Description Little, Brown Books for Young Readers, 2008. Hardcover. Book Condition: New. Bookseller Inventory # DADAX031601172X
Book Description Little, Brown Books for Young, 2008. Hardcover. Book Condition: New. Never used!. Bookseller Inventory # P11031601172X
Book Description Little, Brown Books for Young Readers. Hardcover. Book Condition: New. 031601172X New Condition. Bookseller Inventory # NEW7.0866289