The Pet and the Pendulum

illus. by Sam Zuppadi. 208p. (The Misadventures of Edgar & Allan Poe: Bk. 3). ebook available. Viking. Apr. 2015. Tr $16.99. ISBN 9780670784929.
Gr 4–6— Edgar and Allan, the telepathically linked great-great-great-great-grandnephews of horror writer Edgar Allan Poe, go up against the nefarious Professor Perry in this series conclusion. Fiendish plots and intrigue, literary references to Poe and other authors (Emily Dickinson and Walt Whitman make cameos), and Zuppardi's black-and-white sketches all add to the appeal. Purchase where the previous two books were popular.
The evil-minded physics professor S. Pangborn Perry lures twins Edgar and Allan Poe, descendants of the famous author, to Baltimore in this wickedly satisfying trilogy conclusion. Tied to a table beneath a swinging blade, the boys must escape certain death. As in this book's predecessors, McAlpine's writing, filled with double-entendres and literary references, creates suspense in an animated setting.

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