The Unusual Mind of Vincent Shadow

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Little, Brown Books for Young Readers, Nov 1, 2009 - Juvenile Fiction - 192 pages
Vincent Shadow isn't particularly good at sports and is constantly being picked on by his classmates at Central Middle School. But it is Vincent's unusually creative mind that truly separates him from other kids his age.

Vincent's top secret attic lab is crammed with toy prototypes --from Liquid Superballs to Bullz-I Basketballs and Sonic Snorkelz--and he has a sketch book filled with drawings of toys he still wants to build. So when a chance encounter with an eccentric toy inventor offers him the opportunity to go from unknown weird kid to toy inventor extraordinaire, Vincent realizes that playtime is over: it's time to get serious about toys.
* Now retitled as Vincent Shadow: Toy Inventor in paperback!
 

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THE UNUSUAL MIND OF VINCENT SHADOW

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Eleven-year-old Vincent Shadow used to invent toys with his artist mother in a secret lab they built in his bedroom closet. After her death, he continued trying to bring the headache-inducing visions ... Read full review

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I loved the cover, and the format of the pages, and this made me think the book was going to be amazing. Unfortunately, it wasn't. It's a cute, fast read, but it was really lacking in the plot. For ... Read full review

Contents

OUT OF THE BLUE
WHY SO BLUE?
THE MINI APPLE
A WALK IN THE PARK
THE DISCOVERY
EVERLASTING
THE GREAT MR TESLA
THE SECRET LAB
SUGAR AND SPICE YEAH RIGHT
HIGH VOLTAGE
MAYBE NEXT TIME
TESLA TOYS AND TOILET PAPER
STRANGE FLIGHT
THE WONDROUS MR WHIZ
LUCKY BREAK
THE ROOM OF FIRSTS

SNONKEY THE GREAT
DEATH RAYS PEANUT BUTTER AND OTHER DANGEROUS THINGS
THE ART OF INVENTION
SECRETS FROM THE PAST
LAST CHANCE
THE WHIZ KID
FOUR MONTHS LATER
FOOBEEZOOBEE
THE CONTEST
IDEA NO 50
FAME
DANGER BOY
LAB PARTNERS
TOY FAIR
PROTOPTYPES
THE SHOW MUST GO ON
BUBBLE BOY
Want to play?
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About the author (2009)

Tim Kehoe was born on May 11, 1970. He was the author of the Vincent Shadow series and Furious Jones and the Assassin's Secret. He was also the inventor of numerous toy products, including the world's first colored bubbles Zubbles. In 2005, Zubbles was awarded the Popular Science Grand Prize for Innovation. He died unexpectedly on February 27, 2014 at the age of 43.

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