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Tom Swift, Young Inventor #02: The Robot Olympics

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andlt;bandgt;andlt;bigandgt;ROBOTS + TERRORISTS = TROUBLE FOR TOMandlt;/bigandgt;andlt;/bandgt; andlt;BRandgt; andlt;BRandgt; Tom's been training his entry, SwiftBot, for the upcoming Robot Olympics — a major event being sponsored by the White House's Office of Science and Technology. Teenage inventors from around the country will be bringing their homemade robots to compete in a series of athletic competitions. The Road Back, an antiscience terrorist group, has issued a statement condemning the event, and Tom hopes that the tight security at the Robot Olympics will keep TRB from causing trouble. But no such luck. Someone is playing dirty . . . and things are going to get dangerous.

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"Featuring a special introductory price, this tale launches the Tom Swift, Young Inventor series with a splash. Immediately plunging readers into the action, the narrative opens as Tom and his two best friends sneak into an aquarium to test the clever boy's latest invention, a shark-repelling zapper imbedded in a diving suit. Though the mechanism shorts out while Tom's swimming in the shark tank, the lad escapes and is determined to try out the zapper in 'real-life, deep-ocean conditions.' He hopes he'll have his chance when he accompanies his scientist father on a research vessel. Fearful that a recent undersea earthquake will be followed by others that could trigger a tsunami, the man plans to deploy seismic sensors on the ocean's floor that will act as a warning system. While Tom's father descends in a small submarine to accomplish this, a massive underwater quake occurs, leaving the vehicle buried under volcanic boulders. Predictably, Tom springs into action and, aided by one of his inventions, his nifty diving suit, some quick thinking and a boatload of luck. He pilots another sub and manages to save his father with just minutes to spare before their air supplies run out. Tom's superhero antics may stretch credibility, but the tale consistently moves at a — well, swift — pace, and kids will find this an undersea journey worth taking. Tom faces his next challenge in The Robot Olympics ($4.99; 1-4169-1361-0), due out the same month. Ages 8-12. (July)" Publishers Weekly (Copyright Reed Business Information, Inc.)

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ROBOTS + TERRORISTS = TROUBLE FOR TOM

Tom's been training his entry, SwiftBot, for the upcoming Robot Olympics — a major event being sponsored by the White House's Office of Science and Technology. Teenage inventors from around the country will be bringing their homemade robots to compete in a series of athletic competitions. The Road Back, an antiscience terrorist group, has issued a statement condemning the event, and Tom hopes that the tight security at the Robot Olympics will keep TRB from causing trouble. But no such luck. Someone is playing dirty . . . and things are going to get dangerous.

Synopsis:

When teenage inventors from around the country bring their homemade robots to compete in a series of athletic competitions, Tom institutes tight security against The Road Back, an antiscience terrorist group.

Product Details

ISBN:
9781416913610
Author:
Appleton, Victor
Publisher:
Aladdin Paperbacks
Author:
Appleton, Victor, II
Author:
Appleton, Vic
Author:
Tor
Subject:
Boys / Men
Subject:
Action & Adventure
Subject:
Children's 9-12 - Fiction - General
Subject:
Science fiction
Subject:
Inventors
Subject:
Science & Technology
Subject:
Children s All Ages - Fiction - General
Subject:
Action & Adventure - General
Subject:
Children s-Adventure Stories
Copyright:
Edition Description:
B102
Series:
Tom Swift, Young Inventor
Series Volume:
02
Publication Date:
June 2006
Binding:
TRADE PAPER
Grade Level:
from 3 up to 7
Language:
English
Illustrations:
f-c cvr
Pages:
176
Dimensions:
7.62 x 5.12 in 4.375 oz
Age Level:
08-12

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"Publishers Weekly Review" by , "Featuring a special introductory price, this tale launches the Tom Swift, Young Inventor series with a splash. Immediately plunging readers into the action, the narrative opens as Tom and his two best friends sneak into an aquarium to test the clever boy's latest invention, a shark-repelling zapper imbedded in a diving suit. Though the mechanism shorts out while Tom's swimming in the shark tank, the lad escapes and is determined to try out the zapper in 'real-life, deep-ocean conditions.' He hopes he'll have his chance when he accompanies his scientist father on a research vessel. Fearful that a recent undersea earthquake will be followed by others that could trigger a tsunami, the man plans to deploy seismic sensors on the ocean's floor that will act as a warning system. While Tom's father descends in a small submarine to accomplish this, a massive underwater quake occurs, leaving the vehicle buried under volcanic boulders. Predictably, Tom springs into action and, aided by one of his inventions, his nifty diving suit, some quick thinking and a boatload of luck. He pilots another sub and manages to save his father with just minutes to spare before their air supplies run out. Tom's superhero antics may stretch credibility, but the tale consistently moves at a — well, swift — pace, and kids will find this an undersea journey worth taking. Tom faces his next challenge in The Robot Olympics ($4.99; 1-4169-1361-0), due out the same month. Ages 8-12. (July)" Publishers Weekly (Copyright Reed Business Information, Inc.)
"Synopsis" by , ROBOTS + TERRORISTS = TROUBLE FOR TOM

Tom's been training his entry, SwiftBot, for the upcoming Robot Olympics — a major event being sponsored by the White House's Office of Science and Technology. Teenage inventors from around the country will be bringing their homemade robots to compete in a series of athletic competitions. The Road Back, an antiscience terrorist group, has issued a statement condemning the event, and Tom hopes that the tight security at the Robot Olympics will keep TRB from causing trouble. But no such luck. Someone is playing dirty . . . and things are going to get dangerous.

"Synopsis" by , When teenage inventors from around the country bring their homemade robots to compete in a series of athletic competitions, Tom institutes tight security against The Road Back, an antiscience terrorist group.
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