National Indie Excellence Award ~ Winner for Juvenile Fiction / Independent Publisher Book Award ~ Medalist / International Rubery Book Award ~ Shortlist
Ever wonder what would happen if your mom made an entire neighborhood disappear? Of course not, right? Who would do that? (Hey, it's not like she didn't put our neighborhood back.)
But that's what life is like when your mother is an Idiot Genius. You never know what she's going to think up next.
I mean, sure, in the beginning, there were clues: mysteriously sabotaged experiments, laptop computers leaping to their deaths from tall tabletops, Mom's cell phone constantly drowning in the toilet. HOW WAS I TO KNOW MY CAT WAS TRYING TO SAVE US?
Only now I have bigger problems. My whole family's been relocated to a super-secret city, where my dad and I were labeled as just plain Idiots-which is bad enough. But then a Clockwerk Boy warned me that my timeline was in danger.
Unfortunately for me, he wound down before he could spill all the details. And now . . . I can't find him!
Perfect for fans of The Mysterious Benedict Society, Percy Jackson, Neil Gaiman, and the Artemis Fowl series, this action-packed adventure will take you to places you've never imagined, but always wanted to visit.
"It's unusual to see such sci-fi depth and detail in a title directed to young adults, but this is precisely what makes Idiot Genius: Willa Snap and the Clockwerk Boy such an appealing production: the characterization is solid while its fantastic setting will intrigue ages well beyond its intended 9-12-year-old audience. Highly recommended for young adults seeking something compellingly different." -D. Donovan, Senior Reviewer, Midwest Book Review
What fans are saying:
"There are plenty of books out there that I enjoy and find interesting, but rarely do I think while reading, 'This is so much fun.'"
"Willa Snap and the Clockwerk Boy is a gorgeously written book."
"Absolutely delightful read!"
"I was hooked from the first paragraph."
"The story engages the imagination from the first page, and the writing is hilarious."
"Entertaining, engaging, fresh!"
"Very cool, need more right now."
"What an absolutely mind blowing, flame throwing, steampunking adventure!!"
"I would have adored it just as much at age twelve as I have enjoyed it now."
"I enjoyed the steady paced action that kept me turning pages until the end."
"We missed bed time plenty of times due to 'just a few more pages!!'"
"Arcabascio's delightful illustrations are a real treat; there should be more clock punk cats in the world."
"Your passport is ready. Click purchase, and be prepared as the Black Fezzes start to circle."
"It was a great way to introduce my daughter to the world of steampunk that I love so much!"
"Amazing illustrations, even in the Kindle edition."
|Publisher:||Gibbering Gnome Press, a Division of Ingenious Inv|
|Product dimensions:||5.24(w) x 7.99(h) x 0.73(d)|