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.
Gordon McAlpine|Arte Johnson
About Gordon McAlpine
Gordon McAlpine is the author of two novels for adults (The Persistence of Memory and Joy in Mudville), the YA/adult crossover novel Mystery Box (which imagines the "real life" of Franklin Dixon and Carolyn Keene, the creators of the Hardy Boys and Nancy Drew!),and -- of course -- the first Misadventure of Edgar and Allan Poe, The Tell-Tale Start. He lives with his wife in Southern California.
About Arte Johnson
Arte Johnson is an American comic actor. Johnson was a regular on Rowan & Martin’s Laugh-In. Arte most recently narrated the Brixton Brothers series by Mac Barnett for Listening Library.