about the book
Meet Edgar and Allan Poe -- twelve-year-old identical twins, the great-great-great-great-grandnephews of Edgar Allan Poe. They look and act so much alike that they're almost one mischievous, prank-playing boy in two bodies. When their beloved black cat, Roderick Usher, is kidnapped and transported to the Midwest, Edgar and Allan convince their guardians that it's time for a road trip. Along the way, mayhem and mystery ensue, as well as deeper questions: What is the boys' telepathic connection? Is Edgar Allan Poe himself reaching out to them from the Great Beyond? And why has a mad scientist been spying on the Poe family for years?
With a mix of literary humor, mystery, and a little quantum physics, this series opener is a perfect choice for smart, funny tweens who love the Time Warp Trio, Roald Dahl, and Lemony Snicket.
What a fun and quirky story. I love books that hold my attention from beginning to end. This was such a book. The characters are amazing! I loved the cat!!! If you read this book, you'll understand what I'm saying. The cat is a major player (even pictured on the cover). Acts like a real person (well, most cats do, but this one is special).
Illustrations are fantastic, they tell a story themselves.
The publishers blurb calls this book a mixture of Lemony Snicket and Roald Dahl. I must agree.
If you like middle grade stories (and who doesn't), you'll love this book.
we give this book 4 ice cream cones