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Stephenson Spencer Junior Inventor: Book 1: The Science Fair Disaster [Kindle Edition]

Thaddaeus Moody
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Book Description

Stephenson Spencer is a boy who loves to tinker with things. Ideas, computers, genetic sequences, and robots are all fair game. Now he has found himself in a pickle. His science fair project is due, and procrastination has brought him to the brink of a failing grade. Things get even worse when what should be a simple project starts spiralling out of control. Stephenson suddenly finds himself in a race against time to salvage his project and avoid disaster.

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About the Author

Thaddaeus Moody lives in the middle of the midwestern United States on a quiet street in a not so quiet house. After a decade and a half working as an engineer in corporate America he decided he wanted to do something different with his life. When he's not writing or editing books you'll likely find him wandering in the woods, homeschooling his kids, failing miserably to learn to play the guitar, or out running with his dogs.

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  • Format: Kindle Edition
  • File Size: 1762 KB
  • Print Length: 58 pages
  • Simultaneous Device Usage: Unlimited
  • Publisher: Basement Stairs Publishing (27 Mar. 2014)
  • Sold by: Amazon Media EU S.à r.l.
  • Language: English
  • Text-to-Speech: Enabled
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  • Average Customer Review: 5.0 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (2 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: #974,945 Paid in Kindle Store (See Top 100 Paid in Kindle Store)
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5.0 out of 5 stars Inventive + entertaining 20 May 2014
Format:Kindle Edition|Verified Purchase
This is a great little book with a fast-moving pace - any kid into science will love it. The descriptions of all the stuff going on in Stephenson's "lab" are impressively inventive. Skin growing in tanks? Databases of "emotions"? It's the little details like this that take it from good to great. All held together with a well-structured plot. And let's not forget the glossary of sciencey terms in the back, which help keep the plot going but also teach you (or more likely, your kids) something.
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5.0 out of 5 stars Great book for Kids (And Dads) 18 Jun. 2014
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I bought this thinking it was a kids book (which it is) but I couldn't put it down, and read it all in one sitting on my own!

I even learned a couple of things from the glossary. It's a great book in its own right, with a fast paced story, tight plot and great attention to detail. It's also a fantastic book for any geeky parents to get for their kids.

looking forward to book 2...
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5.0 out of 5 stars a great book that just happens to be written for children 17 Oct. 2014
By brad nelson - Published on
its been a bit of time since i read every Encyclopedia Brown or Beverly Cleary book i could get my hands on, but those were some of the comparisons and fond memories that came to mind when i came across Stephenson Spencer, though thats not to say the book isn't more than unique and fresh in its own right. it seems so much of contemporary "youth" content in books and film is just a slightly condescending product manufactured with the rationalization that attention spans are too short anymore for substance or narrative. Mr. Moody's work is a pleasantly earnest reproach to that mainstream and is as engaging as it is inhabited by a real sense of the wonder and worry of being a child. although it is excellent for younger audiences, it is also filled in a clever and non-distracting way with some great references to science and engineering that stimulate curious minds of any age. i am very much looking forward to more from this author with such a deft yet kindly reverence for the dramas of children a little too smart for their own good.
5.0 out of 5 stars Can't wait for Books 2 & 3 29 July 2014
By Bo Cordle - Published on
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I'm a 31 year old self proclaimed dork--I'm not a kid, nor do I have kids. But I heard from a friend that I might enjoy this book, so I gave it a shot. I read Encyclopedia Brown and The Hardy Boys growing up, only because Stephenson Spencer had yet to be created.

I was hooked after only a few pages and I can't wait until the next book comes out!
5.0 out of 5 stars A funny & clever read. 10 July 2014
By Jonathan Gregory - Published on
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My 8 year old loved this book. It was funny, the science was great, and it got him wondering if he could invent something. (That's not something you get from video games.) We're looking forward to the next book.
5.0 out of 5 stars Science, mystery, nerdiness... a great read -- at any age 4 July 2014
By J. Hopkinson - Published on
Format:Kindle Edition
Let's first state for the record that I am in my 40s. Let's further state that this didn't detract from the enjoyment of the book in any way... in fact, as a WIRED subscriber, tech geek, and someone that was 16 when Weird Science came out, it felt like it was still very much in my wheelhouse.

I think the biggest compliment I can give is that after about 10 pages I was instantly sucked into that world. My nephew is 8, and pretty geeky, so I instantly envisioned him as the lead role of Stephenson. I could visualize the workshop, the dad, the science fair, and the pesky little brother (my sister has one of those too). I pictured Stephenson's friend Ethan as Milhouse is to Bart.

The author paints a great picture of this world, and it's a great little read (I read it in one sitting) that works for both inspiring young inventors and the parents that raise them.
5.0 out of 5 stars A well constructed story! I am already looking forward to the next book. 28 Jun. 2014
By Matt Dixon - Published on
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Whether an adult or a kid, anyone who has every entered a science fair, or dreamed of inventing something will enjoy this book.

I found myself quickly immersed in the character Stephenson, could relate to his relations with his brother, and wondering about the ultimate success or failure of his science fair project.
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