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Publisher Comments:

Worker robots keep the high-tech town of Terabyte Heights humming, but ten-year-old George Gearing is the only one who has a robot for a best friend. When his scrappy but beloved pal Jackbot is hit by a car, the whiz kid re-engineers him with fancy parts from state-of-the-art TinkerTech Laboratories. Jackbotand#8217;s astounding new skills far exceed anything Georgeand#8212;or even TinkerTechand#8217;s head of roboticsand#8212;could ever have imagined. Will the villainous Dr. Micron destroy the whole town to see his tech-driven dream realized? Not if George can help it . . .

Review:

"Patterson and Grabenstein (I Funny) launch another middle-grade series with a tongue-in-cheek tale about four siblings who follow in their treasure-hunting father's footsteps after he goes missing at sea. Told from the viewpoint of 12-year-old Bick and augmented by drawings by his twin sister, Beck, the story follows the Kidd children, which also include super-smart Storm and girl-crazy Tommy, as they set out to fulfill their father's final mission: to hunt down a missing artifact and find the treasure that might help them rescue their kidnapped mother. They also contend with pirates, killer surfers, unsavory middlemen, and a rival treasure hunter, adventures that Neufeld masterfully captures with humor and energy in b&w illustrations that have something of a Robert Neubecker vibe. Though generally lighthearted, a frenetic sense of excitement and adventure permeates this nautical escapade, which features over-the-top situations and characters, and plenty of intrigue. There's little time to breathe as the Kidds pinball from one spot of trouble to the next, making for a fun and fast-paced ride. Ages 8 — 12. Agent: Robert Barnett, Williams & Connolly. Illustrator's agent: Shannon Associates. (Sept.)" Publishers Weekly Copyright PWxyz, LLC. All rights reserved.

Synopsis:

Ten-year-old George Gearingand#160;and#160;is a whiz with mechanics, butand#160;it'll take all his talent and the help of hisand#160;friendsand#160;Anne and Jackbot to save the day when all the robots in town go wild. This action-packed adventure launches a fun, futuristic newand#160;series for middle-grade readers.

About the Author

C. J. Richards has loved tinkering with gadgets since he was a little boy. He remembers fondly the time he accidentally blew up his fatherand#8217;s radio after some experimental rewiring. Mr. Richards lives with his wife, his cat, and his eight televisions.

Goro Fujita has been fascinated by drawing since childhood. He was born in Japan and moved with his family to Germany when he was three years old. He now lives in California, where he works as an illustrator and visual development artist on feature films and TV commercials.

Product Details

ISBN:
9780316207560
Author:
Patterson, James
Publisher:
Little Brown and Company
Author:
Fujita, Goro
Author:
Richards, C.J.
Subject:
Children s-Adventure Stories
Edition Description:
Cloth
Series:
Robots Rule
Series Volume:
1
Publication Date:
20130931
Binding:
HARDCOVER
Grade Level:
from 4 up to 7
Language:
English
Illustrations:
b+w spot illustrations
Pages:
208
Dimensions:
8.25 x 5.5 in 1 lb
Age Level:
from 9 up to 12

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"Publishers Weekly Review" by , "Patterson and Grabenstein (I Funny) launch another middle-grade series with a tongue-in-cheek tale about four siblings who follow in their treasure-hunting father's footsteps after he goes missing at sea. Told from the viewpoint of 12-year-old Bick and augmented by drawings by his twin sister, Beck, the story follows the Kidd children, which also include super-smart Storm and girl-crazy Tommy, as they set out to fulfill their father's final mission: to hunt down a missing artifact and find the treasure that might help them rescue their kidnapped mother. They also contend with pirates, killer surfers, unsavory middlemen, and a rival treasure hunter, adventures that Neufeld masterfully captures with humor and energy in b&w illustrations that have something of a Robert Neubecker vibe. Though generally lighthearted, a frenetic sense of excitement and adventure permeates this nautical escapade, which features over-the-top situations and characters, and plenty of intrigue. There's little time to breathe as the Kidds pinball from one spot of trouble to the next, making for a fun and fast-paced ride. Ages 8 — 12. Agent: Robert Barnett, Williams & Connolly. Illustrator's agent: Shannon Associates. (Sept.)" Publishers Weekly Copyright PWxyz, LLC. All rights reserved.
"Synopsis" by ,

Ten-year-old George Gearingand#160;and#160;is a whiz with mechanics, butand#160;it'll take all his talent and the help of hisand#160;friendsand#160;Anne and Jackbot to save the day when all the robots in town go wild. This action-packed adventure launches a fun, futuristic newand#160;series for middle-grade readers.

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