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The Templeton Twins Have an Idea

Book 1
By Ellis Weiner ; Illustrated by Jeremy Holmes
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Suppose there were 12-year-old twins, a boy and girl named John and Abigail Templeton. Let’s say John was pragmatic and played the drums, and Abigail was theoretical and solved cryptic crosswords. Now suppose their fath...
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★“A page-turning and funny tale.”
Shelf Awareness for Readers, starred review

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Suppose there were 12-year-old twins, a boy and girl named John and Abigail Templeton. Let’s say John was pragmatic and played the drums, and Abigail was theoretical and solved cryptic crosswords. Now suppose their father was a brilliant, if sometime confused, inventor. And suppose that another set of twins—adults—named Dean D. Dean and Dan D. Dean, kidnapped the Templeton twins and their ridiculous dog in order to get their father to turn over one of his genius (sort of) inventions. Yes, kidnapped. Wouldn’t it be fun to read about that? Oh please. It would so. Now in paperback, this is just the first in a series perfect for boys and girls who are smart, clever, and funny (just like the twins), and enjoy reading adventurous stories (who doesn’t?!). And now, there’s more!
Format: Paperback
Pages: 240
Size: 6 x 8 V
Publication Date: 09/17/2013
ISBN: 9781452127040
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Ellis Weiner was an editor for Spy magazine and National Lampoon. He has also written a lot of funny books for grown-ups. The Templeton Twins are his first books for children.

★“A page-turning and funny tale.”
Shelf Awareness for Readers, starred review

“Comparisons to Lemony Snicket...are inevitable, but this story feels fresh....An entertaining start to a new series.”
School Library Journal

“Readers...will welcome this and the duo’s future exploits.”
Booklist

“This is an awesome book. It has a lot of jokes and funny things in the book. It is also a very exciting book with a lot of adventures. I would recommend this to anyone who wants a fun book.”
—Ben L., kid reviewer

“It definitely has the LOL factor!”
—Daisy, kid reviewer