Island of the Mad Scientists: Being an Excursion to the Wilds of Scotland, Involving Many Marvels of Experimental Invention, Pirates, a Heroic Cat, a Mechanical Man and a Monkey

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Aviatrix Emmaline Cayley, test pilot Rubberbones and the rest of their wacky household face a new adventure in the wilds of Scotland in this third installment in the Mad Misadventures series. On the run, the friends decide to rendezvous on the Scottish island of Urgghh, a place devoted to scientific experimentation where they believe they will find refuge. Unfortunately, not only are the scientists mad ? the island is anything but safe. A villain known as the Collector, who devotes his time to kidnapping ...
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Overview

Aviatrix Emmaline Cayley, test pilot Rubberbones and the rest of their wacky household face a new adventure in the wilds of Scotland in this third installment in the Mad Misadventures series. On the run, the friends decide to rendezvous on the Scottish island of Urgghh, a place devoted to scientific experimentation where they believe they will find refuge. Unfortunately, not only are the scientists mad ? the island is anything but safe. A villain known as the Collector, who devotes his time to kidnapping inventors, lives next-door. Journey with our friends to the Island of Mad Scientists, where Emmaline and Rubberbones catapult into the middle of the Collector's devious schemes. Drunken pirates, a kilt-wearing mechanical man and Queen Victoria come to their aid! Squabbling scientists, a bungling ex-jewel thief and other nefarious fellows hinder them!
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A wacky, implausible romp for readers who enjoyed the first two installments and who like rapid-fire plots and zany characters.

Rollicking, raucous, madcap, crazy fun best describes this conclusion of the Mad Adventures of Emmaline and Rubberbones ... With Slavin’s fabulous pen-and-ink lines to complement the action, this title is pure unadulterated fun; readers will mourn the end of the trilogy.

School Library Journal

Gr 4-7

This installment finds the eccentric characters still in flight. Princess Purnah continues to be pursued by sinister men intent on returning her to St. Grimelda's School for Young Ladies. Minions of the Collector, a spidery, creepy villain who collects scientists, are now pursuing Emmaline, a 14-year-old budding aviatrix, and Rubberbones, an indestructible boy. On the advice of Sherlock Holmes, Aunt Lucy decides to take the crew on "holiday" to Urrgghh, a cold and damp island off the Scottish coast where lunatic inventors and their lunatic inventions reside. The book follows their misadventures as they attempt to get to Urrgghh. Nothing goes as planned-not even close, but, with the help of a kilt-clad automaton, a surly parrot, and even Queen Victoria, the six manage to elude inebriated pirates, thieves, and other nefarious thugs. The book's wit and humor, often black and tongue-in-cheek, are perfectly captured in Slavin's intricate pen-and-ink drawings. Purnah's cluelessness about the English language and customs, along with her bloodthirsty upbringing, makes for some laugh-out-loud scenes. A wacky, implausible romp for readers who enjoyed the first two installments and who like rapid-fire plots and zany characters.-Connie Tyrrell Burns, Mahoney Middle School, South Portland, ME

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Meet the Author

Howard Whitehouse was born in Birmingham, England and now lives in New York State with his wife. Howard has been in a rock band, worked with troubled kids, and written two history books. Now, in addition to writing novels, he writes and designs history games and paints model soldiers. He attended the venerable King Edward VII School, the model for St. Grimelda's.

Bill Slavin is an award-winning children's book illustrator with over 50 books to his credit. His works include Stanley's Party and The Bear on the Bed He lives in Millbrook, Ontario.

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