The Man Who Was Poe by * AviThe Man Who Was Poe by * Avi

The Man Who Was Poe

by* Avi

Paperback | July 1, 2013

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This heart-stopping historical mystery from plot-master Avi gets a fresh and compelling new cover treatment!

The night Edmund's twin sister, Sis, goes missing, the streets of nineteenth-century Providence, Rhode Island, are filled with menacing shadows. As Edmund frantically searches the city, he tries to make sense of what happened: He only leftSis alone long enough to buy bread. How did she vanish in the mere minutes he was gone?

Just as Edmund is about to lose hope of finding her, a stranger appears out of the mist and offers to help. But the man is gloomy and full of secrets. He seems to need Edmund to carry out plans of his own. Can Edmund trust him? And if he doesn't take the chance, how will he ever find his sister?

AVI's work spans nearly every genre and has received nearly every major prize, including the Newbery Medal for Crispin: The Cross of Lead and Newbery Honors for Nothing But the Truth and The True Confessions of Charlotte Doyle. Avi lives in Denver, Colorado. You can visit him online at
Title:The Man Who Was PoeFormat:PaperbackDimensions:224 pages, 7.57 × 5.25 × 0.53 inPublished:July 1, 2013Publisher:SCHOLASTIC INCLanguage:English

The following ISBNs are associated with this title:

ISBN - 10:0545505232

ISBN - 13:9780545505239


Editorial Reviews

Praise for The Man Who Was PoeLibrary of Congress Best Book of the YearNCTE Notable Children's BookNew York Public Library Best Book of the YearEdgar Allan Poe Award nomineeMystery Writers of America Best Juvenile Mystery Award nominee"The writing is that of a true master . . . a suspenseful, thought-provoking novel." -Children's Book Review Service"[A]n intricate detective story with the lurking menace of the real Poe's short stories." -Bulletin of theCenter for Children's Books