Eddie

The Lost Youth of Edgar Allan Poe

Eddie

Illustrated by: Scott Gustafson
For Ages: 8 - 12
A gorgeously illustrated glimpse into the mind of a young Edgar Allan Poe.

When young Eddie is falsely accused of destroying the Judge’s chicken coop, he is given one day to find the true culprit. Guided by logic, but entranced by the poetry of the paranormal, Eddie seeks to solve the mystery, along the way meeting Captain Mephisto, a darkly unusual magician who has tricks up his sleeve—and maybe a demon on his back. With help from his Raven and the prodding of a mischievous imp, McCobber, it is no wonder that Eddie grows up to become a master of the macabre.
     Scott Gustafson crafts a finely wrought portrait that is both humorous and touching. Coupled with his stunning gothic illustrations, Eddie is sure to win fans young and old.
  • Simon & Schuster Books for Young Readers | 
  • 208 pages | 
  • ISBN 9781416997658 | 
  • August 2012 | 
  • Grades 3 - 7

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About the Author

Scott Gustafson
Photo courtesy of the author

Scott Gustafson

Scott Gustafson is an illustrator whose most recent book is Favorite Nursery Rhymes from Mother Goose. He has also illustrated Classic Fairy Tales, Alphabet Soup and Peter Pan. Eddie is his first novel. He lives in Chicago.

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