The Postcard


Jason is headed to Florida to clean out his grandmother's house. Not what he had planned for summer. He wants to stay home and play with his friends. To stay in touch, he sends some postcards, but the cards get lost and no one knows where they go.

Reader Enjoyment Factors:

This is a good book to read.

Young Reader Reaction

I picked this book because it looked like a book I would read. I thought the first chapter was boring, but then it got interesting. I liked the book because it has a kid writing letters to his grandparents.

Type of Book:
This is a summer vacation story and mystery rolled into one.
Educational Themes:

This is a story that lets you talk about relationships, family history, and secrets.

Reading Level:
Recommended Age To Read By Yourself:
10 to 13
Recommended Age To Read Together:
9 to 12
Age of child:
Read by a student at Robbinsdale Cooper High School, New Hope, MN. This was part of our Use Your ABCs classroom literacy project.
Purchase Recommendation:
Buy. I would buy this book because it is interesting to read and it has a good ending.

Title The Postcard
Author Tony Abbott
Publisher Little, Brown Books for Young Readers © 2008
ISBN 031601172X
Material Hard Cover
Cost $15.99
Genres Adventure, Family, Mystery
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