Inga is no ordinary 11-year-old girl and it isn’t just her crown
of white blond hair that makes her different. Standing with
the orphan children she stares ahead with a grim expression,
waiting to be chosen for a mother’s helper. In 1888, girls are
expected to cook, sew, clean and scrub the laundry but Inga
has other ideas. She’d rather solve problems than clean;
improve machines than cook. But then she’s adopted by Mr.
Duffy to help his wife, the town pie maker.
Lugging her carpet bag she trudges behind her new parents
who, to her surprise, live in a blacksmith shop... filled with
tools! Oh the things she could make! If only she didn’t have to
spend so much time peeling apples… or does she?
Inga engineers her way through Floyd County Iowa as the
Swedish girl who can fix things. But does she go too far?
From the author of Emmet’s Storm, winner of Best STEM
Book, comes the second book in the Floyd County Chronicles,
Inga’s Amazing Ideas.