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The Genius Files: Mission Unstoppable (Genius Files)by Dan Gutman
Synopses & Reviews
The thrilling intergalactic adventures of four kids in space—as told by Chorkle, a hilarious alien!
It all happened because of Feeneys Original Astronaut Ice Cream. Those accursed pink bars entranced me with their sugary magic! But I digress . . .
Life on Gelo was fine until the hair-headed humans” arrived. They invaded our peaceful asteroid with their loud drill machines and their endless greed, stealing our precious Iridium to take back to their weird looking blue-and-green planet.
Then the mothership took off and four little hair-heads were marooned here. Danny, Becky, Nicki, and Little Gus are actually pretty cool. They have awesome gadgets like hologram games and rocket bikes, and they can pilot starships!
But theres plenty the junior humans dont know, like how to fight a ferocious thyss-cat or ride a giant usk-lizard. Theyre decidedly terrible at dealing with my stink-gland. And they definitely dont know how to combat our terrifying rival aliens, The Vorem!
Luckily the Earthlings have me, Chorkle, and all five of my eyes to look after them.
If only I knew how to help them get back home . . .
"In the first book in the Genius Files series, 'almost-teenager' twins Coke and Pepsi get caught up in a secret society of brilliant kids chosen to save the nation from terrorists. With an abundance of photographs, clip art — style illustrations, and reader-directed asides — 'Ordinarily in a story, this is where the author tells the readers what the main character... look like.... But you know what? Who cares?' — Gutman unfolds his story quickly, and, within pages, readers will be invested in the twins' adventures. After learning someone wants to kill them, they set out on a cross-country RV trip with their parents, receiving death threats, meeting bad guys, and thwarting every evil plan, while making pit stops at such quirky (real) destinations as a Pez museum in Burlingame, Calif., and two gigantic balls of twine in Kansas and Minnesota. Coke and Pepsi are amusing (if accidental) heroes, and their parents are the perfect parody of clueless, overenthusiastic grownups. There is no shortage of humor or action, though the oddball brand of danger shouldn't frighten younger readers. All in all, Gutman continues to do what he does best: entertain readers. Ages 8 — 12. (Feb.)" Publishers Weekly (Copyright PWyxz LLC)
This family-friendly adventure caper set against the backdrops of funky American landmarks features tween twin siblings recruited into an organization that uses kid geniuses to solve the world's problems.
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.
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 . . .
The most exciting road trip in history begins! In this action-packed, New York Times bestselling adventure, twelve-year-old twins Coke and Pepsi McDonald embark on a family vacation you'll have to read to believe.
With the real-kid humor that has earned Dan Gutman millions of fans around the world, and featuring weird-but-true American tourist destinations, The Genius Files is a one-of-a-kind mix of geography and fun. As Coke and Pepsi dodge nefarious villains from the Pez museum in California all the way to the Infinity Room in Wisconsin, black-and-white photographs and maps put young readers right into the action. And don't miss the next leg of the journey in The Genius Files: Never Say Genius!
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About the Author
Dan Gutman is the author of many books for children, including the picture book Rappy the Raptor, the My Weird School series, the Baseball Card Adventures, and the New York Times bestselling Genius Files. Thanks to his many fans who voted in their classrooms, he has received nineteen state book awards and ninety-two state book award nominations. Dan lives in New York with his wife, Nina.
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