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Nick and Tesla's high-voltage danger lab a mystery with electromagnets, burglar alarms, and other gadgets you can build yourself #1

Pflugfelder, Bob 1967- (author.). Hockensmith, Steve, (author.). Garrett, Scott, (illustrator.).

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Fertile Public Library J PFL (Text) 33500011984200 Main Available -
Moorhead Public Library J PFL (Text) 33500011984192 Main Available -

Record details

  • ISBN: 1594746486 (hc)
  • ISBN: 9781594746482 (hc)
  • Physical Description: 237 pages : illustrations ; 19 cm
  • Publisher: Philadelphia : Quirk Books, [2013].

Content descriptions

Summary, etc.: After moving in with their eccentric uncle, Nick and Tesla encounter strange occurrences in their new neighborhood and build gadgets using simple household objects to help them solve the mysteries.

  • Booklist Reviews : Booklist Reviews 2013 December #1
    Eleven-year-old twins Nick and Tesla are a little gloomy about spending the summer with their eccentric inventor uncle, Newt, while their parents are overseas. But once Newt gives them free rein of his very messy, probably very dangerous lab, they're a little more optimistic. Their inventions—the illustrated directions for which are included in each chapter—lead them to a creepy mansion guarded by rottweilers and thugs, where a ghostly girl lurks in the upper windows. Brave, no-nonsense Tesla and slightly skittish Nick are well-rounded, bright kids who use deductive reasoning to build gadgets and outsmart the thugs. Though some inventions are potentially hazardous—an electromagnet made out of a battery and a nail, for instance, could burn little fingers—Pflugfelder, an elementary-school science teacher, carefully warns readers of the potential dangers. Apart from the tantalizing experiments, the authors have crafted an engaging, entertaining mystery peppered with intrepid kids, perilous action, and a cartoonishly silly absentminded inventor. Though Nick and Tesla successfully solve this STEM-themed mystery, a planned sequel means there are plenty more gadget-fueled investigations in their future. Copyright 2013 Booklist Reviews.

Author Notes

“Science Bob” Pflugfelder is an elementary school teacher based in Newton, Massachusetts. He has made many television appearances on Jimmy Kimmel LiveThe Dr. Oz ShowLive with Kelly & Michael, and other media outlets. These are his first books. Steve Hockensmith is the author of a New York Times best seller and an Edgar Award nominee. He lives in Alameda, California.

Subject: Brothers and sisters Juvenile fiction
Implements, utensils, etc Juvenile fiction
Science Experiments Juvenile fiction
Detective and mystery stories
Implements, utensils, etc Fiction
Brothers and sisters Fiction
Mystery and detective stories
Brothers and sisters
Detective and mystery stories
Implements, utensils, etc
Science Experiments
Genre: Juvenile works.
Mystery and detective stories.
Mystery fiction.
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