"Recycle and create." That's Tinker's motto. He's an inventor, who lives with his uncle and cousins on planet Kitz. The Invention Institute is having a Recycle Race to choose a new apprentice for their boarding school for young inventors. Tinker builds an airbike for the contest. When Tinker's cruel cousins destroy it, a robot dog helps Tinker fix his entry in time to compete.
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Jill Williamson is a novelist, dreamer, and believer. She writes stories that combine danger, suspense, and adventure for people of all ages. Jill started Novel Teen Book Reviews (www.novelteen.com) to help teens find great books to read. She lives in Oregon with her husband and two children. From Darkness Won is her third.
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Tinker (RoboTales, book one) based on 0 ratings. 2 reviews.
Tinker Robo Tales 1 By Jill and Luke Williamson Tinker is his uncle's ward and to his uncle that means an overworked, unappreciated, unpaid worker. Tinker does most of the work in the repair shop that was his father's. But after his father's death Uncle Noctis moved in and took over. Tinker's dream was to enter the Invention Institute, but Uncle Noctis says there is no money for Tinker to get an education. Robo, a robot dog that had been built of scrap metal, is Tinker's friend. Mr. Monn, from the moon Relo, encourages Tinker to enter the upcoming Recycle Race - a competition that could get Tinker into the Institute. Could Tinker come up with an entry with just a week to design and build it? Tinker is determined to give it a try. This story with threads of Cinderella running throughout will delight young readers. Tinker reminds me a little of Anakin (pre-Jedi training) with his skills in rebuilding and repairing with cast offs and scraps. There are no fairy godmothers or pumpkins turning into gilded carriages in this story and should appeal even to the often overlooked reluctant male reader in your life. Enjoy a short peek at the further adventures of Robo - a prefect tantalizer for what is sure to become a favorite series. I was provided a advance copy of this book by the author in exchange for my honest review.
Tinker is a 13-year-old boy who lives on the planet Kitz. He can fix anything…except for the damaged robot dog he found in the desert. Tinker cares for Robo and considers him to be his only friend. Tinker's dream is to attend the Invention Institute where his late father attended. When the Institute hosts the Recycle Race competition in which the winner receives a full scholarship to the Invention Institute, not only does Tinker hope to win the scholarship, he believes joining the Institute will help him fix his beloved robot dog. But Tinker must protect his invention for the contest from his uncle and cousins, who do everything they can to defeat Tinker's dream. I really enjoyed this first book in the RoboTales series. I found the book well-written and entertaining. Both kids and adults will enjoy these books. I look forward to the next RoboTales adventure!