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The Gadget War
     

The Gadget War

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by Betsy Duffey
 

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Kelly's the undisputed gadget champ of the third grade until Albert Einstein Jones, an alumnus of Young Inventor's Camp, moves into her territory.. On target for kids beginning to read chapter books.should prove irresistible. - Booklist starred review

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Kelly's the undisputed gadget champ of the third grade until Albert Einstein Jones, an alumnus of Young Inventor's Camp, moves into her territory.. On target for kids beginning to read chapter books.should prove irresistible. - Booklist starred review

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Children's Literature - Children's Literature
Kelly Sparks sees the potential in things. A problem solver with forty-three inventions to her credit, Kelly is Danville School's undisputed "gadget wiz." That is until Albert Einstein Jones walks into her third-grade class. Wearing a Young Inventor's Camp T-shirt and trick cap, he spells trouble for Kelly. When Albert declares himself "the real gadget wiz," Kelly declares war. From their arsenals of crazy inventions, they zap each other with a Pants Wetter, a Spitball Cannon, Smell Gel, and the Slime Slinger. The conflict reaches a climax when Kelly deploys her Food Fight Catapult and Principal Hardeman becomes a "casualty" of war. Self-reflection, honesty, and trust pave the path to peace. The zany antics of the dueling inventors will probably tickle a young reader's funny bone. 2000 (orig. 1991), Penguin/Puffin Books, Ages 7 to 10, $13.99 and $3.99. Reviewer: Ellen R. Braaf—Children's Literature
School Library Journal
Gr 2-4-- Kelly is a third grader who solves problems by inventing playful and mischievous gadgets. A new student named Albert Einstein Jones turns out to be a problem as well as a major rival for her title as class ``gadget whiz.'' They begin a full-scale war of inventions--from the ``pants-wetter'' to food-fight catapults, which result in an orange throwing incident in the school cafeteria. Although the preposterous events and gimmicks are exaggerated to elicit humor, readers of short chapter books will enjoy the silliness. A mention of some factual information about famous inventors is integrated into the text. This is a lightweight additional title for libraries that never seem to have enough books for easy-reader graduates. --Blair Christolon, Prince William Library, Manassas, VA

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780606064019
Publisher:
San Val, Incorporated
Publication date:
05/01/1994
Series:
Young Puffin Read Alone Ser.
Age Range:
8 - 9 Years

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Gadget War 4.8 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 4 reviews.
BjcCA More than 1 year ago
Read to my fourth graders during Invention Convention time. It was a big hit and helped them get into the "invention" spirit!
Anonymous 4 months ago
This book is asome read ir
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Guest More than 1 year ago
This book is about a girl named Kelly. She makes just about everything different from everyone elses. Then this boy comes to her school. They don't get along at all! They are always competing against each other. So they go into the Gadget War and...