July 2012 Indie Next List
“Abigail and John Templeton are the 12-year-old fraternal twins, children of an engineer whose fame leads to their eventual kidnapping. Will the children's use of intellect, invention, and problem solving get them and their ridiculous pooch out of the scary situation? This is a great book for kids who love puzzles and humor, and the twins steal the show with their use of sarcasm and wit.”
— Halley Pucker, Boswell Book Company, Milwaukee, WI
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.
About the Author
Ellis Weiner is a contributor to the New Yorker and a regular blogger for the Huffington Post. He is also the author of several books, including Yiddish with Dick and Jane, which he co-authored with his wife. He lives in southern California.
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.