Banneker Bones and the Giant Robot Bees (The And Then Story)

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Author: Kent, Robert

Brand: Createspace Independent Publishing Platform

Edition: 1st

Number Of Pages: 259

Release Date: 18-09-2014

Details: Product Description Fifth grader Ellicott Skullworth has always felt out of place at public school and now he's tested into the Archimedes Program at Latimer University. While in Latimer City, he’ll be living with his world famous and insane(ly) brilliant cousin, Banneker Bones, the eleven-year-old inventor of robots. The only problem: Banneker doesn't want to share his room. And he's got an army of robots to make Ellicott miserable until he goes home. When the boys are ambushed by robot bees as big as cars, Ellicott's only friend is carried off and held for ransom. To rescue him, Ellicott has no choice but to partner with his maniacal cousin. Ellicott doesn't know what's worse: facing a hive of giant robot bees or spending more time with Banneker Bones.BANNEKER BONES AND THE GIANT ROBOT BEES is a humorous, science fiction adventure for readers of all ages written in the spirit of a comic book.“Let me say at once that I think this is a most original and amusing piece of work. A reader is arrested at the outset by a paradoxical witticism and he goes on being arrested as the story gets into its stride. Ellicott Skullworth and Banneker Bones appear as characters about whom the reader wants to learn more, and soon he begins to be in no doubt about this.”--Richard Adams, author of WATERSHIP DOWNEllicott Skullworth turned back to Banneker Bones. “Well, anyway, thanks for letting me stay here.”“Not my idea,” Banneker said. “You have my mother to thank for that. But she’s been wrong before. She adopted a stray puppy once and put it in my room to,” he made a face to show his disgust, “keep me company. The puppy survived two days.”Banneker looked Ellicott up and down as though he were appraising something for purchase and deciding against it. “And now she’s adopted another stray, hasn’t she? We’ll just see how long you survive.” Review "Let me say at once that I think this is a most original and amusing piece of work. A reader is arrested at the outset by a paradoxical witticism and he goes on being arrested as the story gets into its stride. Ellicott Skullworth and Banneker Bones appear as characters about whom the reader wants to learn more, and soon he begins to be in no doubt about this." --Richard Adams, author of Watership Down "It's a good one for readers who like smart kids using really cool technology to save the day!  Banneker is a borderline sociopath and an utter snot, but the utterness of his snot-ness is so great as to be amusing.   Ellicott, on the other hand, is a nice kid, easy to relate too.  And the technology (jet packs and holographic games, as well as the giant robot bees) will delight the young technophile." --Charlotte's Library Five Out Of Five Bookworms! "This is a really cool book. Mr. Kent has written a unique story where the government's fear is that robots will be taking over everyone's jobs. And Banneker's family are the ones making the robots. I like the fact that Banneker Bones isn't the main character, and that he's a jerk. It provided a lot of humor in the story. Ellicott is a great kid that you really feel for." --This Kid Reviews Books "Mr. Kent has created a work that reads a bit like Sherlock Holmes meets Sci Fi pulp  meets Richie Rich in this near future middle grade science fiction adventure... a highly entertaining and interesting story that  dives into its subject matter with passion and enthusiasm." --View From The Tesseract About the Author Rob Kent is the author of the middle grade novels BANNEKER BONES AND THE GIANT ROBOT BEES and BANNEKER BONES AND THE ALLIGATOR PEOPLE. He runs the popular blog for writers, MIDDLE GRADE NINJA, and lives with his family in Indianapolis, Indiana, where he's hard at work on his next book. middlegradeninja.com

EAN: 9781502426659

Languages: English

Binding: Paperback

Item Condition: UsedLikeNew