The Tell-Tale-Start

The Tell Stale Start

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“Entertaining and original. . . . Endlessly fun and ultimately very satisfying on every level.” — Publishers Weekly, starred review of The Tell-Tale Start audio-book, chosen Audible.com’s 2013 Best Book of the Year for Children.

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The Misadventures of Edgar and Allan Poe

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Viking has published The Tell-Tale Start, the first book in Mr. McAlpine’s new middle-grade trilogy, The Misadventures of Edgar and Allan Poe. Books 2 & 3 will be published in 2014, and 2015. In February 2013 Seventh Street Books will publish the adult mystery, Hammett Unwritten.

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The Tell-Tale Start Nominated for Reader’s Choice Award

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The Tell-Tale Start has been nominated for the Great Stone Face Book Award by the Children’s Librarians of New Hampshire. The award is chosen by a statewide poll of 4th – 6th grade readers. Many thanks to the nominating committee! http://chilis.nhlibrarians.org/gsf/

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The Tell-Tale Start Selected Among Best Children’s Books

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THE CHILDREN’S BOOK COMMITTEE at the Bank Street College of Education has selected The Tell-Tale Start among its best children’s books published in 2013. The committee strives to guide librarians, educators, parents, grandparents, and other interested adults to the best books for children published each year. In choosing books for the annual list, reviewers consider…

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The Tell Tale Start: Word Search

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Find character names and places from the book — across, down, or diagonal. Download this page as a PDF 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…

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The Tell Tale Start: For the Classroom

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The Tell Tale Start  Book 1 of The Misadventures of Edgar and Allan Poe by Gordon McAlpine “Entertaining and original….Endlessly fun and ultimately very satisfying on every level.” –Publishers Weekly, starred review , The Tell-Tale Start audiobook Download this page as a PDF Meet Edgar and Allan Poe — twelve-year-old identical twins, the great-great-great-great-grandnephews of Edgar Allan Poe.…

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Powell’s Bookstore Recommends The Tell-Tale Start

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Nothing beats the recommendation of booksellers, who hold the entire business together!  Thanks Powell’s!

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The Tell-Tale Start Part of the “Big Read” in Wisconsin

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On Halloween, I’ll be Skyping with hundreds of new readers of The Tell-Tale Start in Kenosha, Wisconsin, where the public library, with a grant from the National Endowment of the Arts, has selected this first volume in The Misadventures of Edgar and Allan Poe as its “Big Read” for young readers.  It’s great to have…

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Win a Free Copy of The Tell-Tale Start!

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To mark the release of The Tell-Tale Start in paperback, I have 6 copies to give away free to the first six boys or girls willing to try their hand at one of the two things: 1. Draw a picture. In The Tell-Tale Start the Poe twins, Edgar and Allan, play a spectacular Halloween prank…

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The Tell-Tale Start Now in Paperback!

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New from Puffin Books, the paperback version of The Tell-Tale Start, book one of The Misadventures of Edgar and Allan Poe, is now available in bookstores and on-line.  Great for Halloween and, with the holidays just around the corner, a great gift and introduction to a trilogy that will continue with a new book in…

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