The Gadget War

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Viking, 1991 - Juvenile Fiction - 74 pages
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Kelly Sparks is the gadget whiz of her third-grade class--and already has 43 inventions under her belt to prove it. Then Albert Einstein Jones walks into Kelly's class. Albert's determined to prove who the real gadget whiz is. It's sure to be a mastermind fight to the finish.

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Interesting for younger readers. Some disobedience. Read full review



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Betsy Duffey is a licensed counselor and worked for four years with homeless women, often using writing as a tool for healing. Over the years Betsy has spoken at hundreds of elementary schools and has shared her ideas with countless women's groups. She lives with her husband in Atlanta, Georgia. They have two grown sons. Betsy and her sister, Laurie Myers, write together as the Writing Sisters.

Patti Farmer is a children's writer and a contributing editor in Chickadee magazine. She has had over twenty short stories and articles published, and has written several children's books. Some of Patti's short stories have been nominated for The Vicky Metcalf Short Story Award, and her books have been well received -- "I Can't Sleep!" was a Canadian Children's Book Centre Our Choice Selection and "Bartholomew's Dream" was a 1995 New York Newsday Selection. A graduate of The Institute of Children's Literature's magazine and book courses, Patti enjoys music and theatre. She has two children and makes her home in Kettleby, Ontario.

Janet Wilson decided to return to school and study at the Ontario College of Art when her two sons reached school age. She concentrated on illustration, drawing and painting, and graduated with honors. Since then, Janet has worked in various types of illustration, and particularly enjoys illustrating books. Her other titles include "Daniel's Dog," "Mystery of the Lunchbox Criminal," "Selina and the Bearpaw Quilt" and "In Flanders Fields," Janet works from her home studio in Toronto, Ontario.

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