The Postcard

The Postcard

by Tony Abbott


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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.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9780316011730
Publisher: Little, Brown Books for Young Readers
Publication date: 05/01/2009
Edition description: Reprint
Pages: 368
Product dimensions: 5.10(w) x 7.50(h) x 1.20(d)
Age Range: 8 - 12 Years

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.

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The Postcard 4.8 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 28 reviews.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Great book i could not put it down if you like page turners and a great mystery you should get it. I would rate it for a ten star if there was one, good for 9-14 year olds.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
I got this book from my school library. It was so good that I started it around 6:30 after dinner, an by time it was time for me to go to bed, which was around 9:00, I was already on page 295!!!! I couldn't put it down!!!!!!:) The next morning as soon as I woke up I opened that book and started reading. I finished that book in about 30 minutes ! If you like mysteries then this is the right book for you. I loved it , it's one of my faviorite books! If you get it, I bet you thet you will love it!!!!!!
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
I ddnt read this on my simple touch but i had to read it or my school reading logg. I thought that this book was very amazing becse i am a fan of books with ongoing climaxes that make it utterly exciting. I would recommnd thks book to any teen from ages 10-14
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
4-8: This is the greatest book ever! It is a must read. I thought this book would be good for people who love mysteries. Since I LOVE books and a good mystery, this book suits me best. Please read this book! Thank you.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Luvvv this book i go it in paperback and it was great p.s. any reccomondations -justine
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Read this book in person before i got my nook and it is a good book
Mylasia Miklas More than 1 year ago
I had to do a book report for school on this and it was the best i kept me on my toes and it never once put me to sleep. I am deffinitly going to read his other book firegirl
Anonymous 11 months ago
Read it; listened to it.77 years old is not too old for this story. All ages should read this book or listen to it. dj
alice443 on LibraryThing More than 1 year ago
Jason goes to Florida after his grandmother dies to help his father pack up her house. In the process of cleaning and packing up the house his father ends up in the hospital and a series of postcards begin to lead Jason on a journey.The story is basically sweet and fun.
LesaHolstine on LibraryThing More than 1 year ago
Abbott skillfully combines postcards, an old magazine and a historical St. Petersburg with modern life. It takes a thirteen-year-old boy to discover the romance and mystery present in all of those elements. And, it takes The Postcard to capture the magic of the past in a riveting, suspenseful caper.
spartyliblover on LibraryThing More than 1 year ago
When Jason's grandmother dies he goes to Florida to help his father and uncovers a mystery surrounding his grandmother, with the help of Dia, a girl that lives nearby, Jason begins to unravel the mystery. The main characters are well developed throughout the story, Jason and Dia appear to be people the reader would get along with and all the characters in the mystery are developed with fear or compassion depending on their role in the story. The book is hard to put down with short chapters that always end at a point where the reader wants to keep reading. The setting is a hot Florida summer and is the perfect fit for the story. I really enjoyed this book and would recommend it for upper elementary and middle school students.
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h2so4 More than 1 year ago
Not that it is BETTER, not at all. I flows and keeps you thinking What Next!
Megan Banfield More than 1 year ago
One of the best books i have ever read!! Loved the whole book!
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Kate Vivis More than 1 year ago
awesome book i luv the book and i luv mysteries
Joe McIntyre More than 1 year ago
this is really long
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Guest More than 1 year ago
I happened upon this book quite by accident. I was waiting in the high school library for the copy machine to finish up. I decided to look at the many books my students had been talking about. The cover and title caught my eye --- from that point on I could not put the book down. It is an amazing book that can entertain even a biology teacher. The colorful characters woven in this story and the stories that Jason finds in various places helps Jason find the answers to his questions about his grandmother, grandfather and his father. The book also addresses how differently a kid and an adult deal with the death of a family member. Also in the book --- a marriage that is bound for separation and a father who copes with loss [work, spouse, mother] with silence and drinking a few beers and a mother who is more interested in her career. This book is a very quick and delightful read for anyone who likes a good mystery with unexpected turns and twists.