Monday, July 18, 2011

SteamBoyz next week

A book to be featured...

The Atomic Weight of Secrets
or The Arrival of the Mysterious Men in Black
(The Young Inventors Guild)
by Eden Unger Bowditch
Just released: March 15, 2011

In 1903, five truly brilliant young inventors, the children of the world's most important scientists, went about their lives and their work as they always had.

But all that changed the day the men in black arrived.

They arrived to take twelve-year-old Jasper Modest and his six-year-old sister, Lucy he with his remarkable creations and she with her perfect memory from their London, England home to a place across the ocean they'd never seen before.

They arrived to take nine-year-old Wallace Banneker, last in a long line of Africa-descended scientists, from his chemistry, his father, and his New York home to a life he d never imagined.

Twelve-year-old Noah Canto-Sagas, already missing his world-famous and beloved mother, was taken from Toronto, Canada, carrying only his clothes, his violin, and his remarkable mind.

And thirteen-year-old Faye Vigyanveta, the genius daughter of India's wealthiest and most accomplished scientists, was removed by force from her life of luxury.

From all across the world, they've been taken to mysterious Sole Manner Farm, and a beautiful but isolated schoolhouse in Dayton, Ohio, without a word from their parents as to why. Not even the wonderful schoolteacher they find there, Miss Brett, can explain it. She can give them love and care, but she can t give them answers.

Things only get stranger from there. What is the book with no pages Jasper and Lucy find in their mother's underwear drawer, and why do the men in black want it so badly?

How is it all the children have been taught the same bizarre poem and yet no other rhymes or stories their entire lives?

And why haven't their parents tried to contact them?

Whatever the reasons, to brash, impetuous Faye, the situation is clear: They and their parents have been kidnapped by these terrible men in black, and the only way they're going to escape and rescue their parents is by completing the invention they didn't even know they were all working on an invention that will change the world forever.

But what if the men in black aren't trying to harm the children? What if they're trying to protect them?

And if they're trying to protect them, from what?

An amazing story about the wonders of science and the still greater wonders of friendship, The Atomic Weight of Secrets or The Mysterious Men in Black , the first book of the Young Inventors Guild trilogy, is a truly original novel. Young readers will forever treasure Eden Unger Bowditch's funny, inventive, poignant, and wonderfully fun fiction debut.

--~ Book Giveaway courtesy of author ~--

Win an autographed copy of this book!

Open to US and CANADA only.

Offer ends: July 31, 2011 -->extended to Aug 14

Tell me which of the five characters in the description captures your attention the most.

AND, leave your email (if I don't already have it)


Contest has ended - winner is here


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  1. Can't wait to see your thoughts on this book. I have it on my wish list.

  2. I am enrapt by Noah, the fellow Canadian.


  3. Lucy by far, as I think having a perfect memory would be absolutely incredible!

  4. Faye Vigyanveta because I love brash characters!!

    deadtossedwaves at gmail dot com

  5. Noah Canto-Sagas - a young violinist -ooooo.
    email in my blogger profile! This sounds like a good one!

  6. (Not an entry)

    Faye Vigyanveta, since she is a genius and a fellow Indian.

  7. I think Jasper Modest sounds interesting.

  8. I am most interested in little Lucy because she is so young to be taken from everything she knows, and having the perfect memory, she won't forget it either! This sounds like a very interesting book, and I am really looking forward to reading it:)

    jwitt33 at live dot com

  9. Wallace Banneker sounds intriguing :)

  10. Lucy Modest. This book looks so good. Thanks for the chance to win a signed copy!

  11. I would like to see how Faye Vigyanveta adjusts to her new status - I am certain there will be quite an adventure there. Thank you for the wonderful giveaway opportunity.


  12. Faye Vigyanveta sounds like an interesting character.

  13. Jasper sounds interesting to me.
    mamabunny13 at gmail dot com

  14. Lucy, with her perfect memory. Sometimes that might be a blessing and a curse!


    CalicoCritic at gmail dot com

  15. Jasper Modest and his remarkable creations. I wonder what he creates?

  16. Jasper sounds interesting to me.

  17. Lucy sounds like she would be an interesting character!

  18. This book looks like a lot of fun, thanks for sharing! I would love to meet Jasper. :)


  19. Definitely Noah Canto-Sagas! :) This one looks great.

    dragonzgoil at gmail dot com

  20. Faye has definitely gotten my attention - I would love to read about how she adjusts. Thank you so much for this lovely giveaway opportunity.



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