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Grade 3-7–Julian Calendar, 11, is a supersmart transfer student trying desperately to fit in at his new middle school. Just when he starts to believe that he'll never find his place, he discovers two other brilliant minds and together they form the Secret Science Alliance. These three braniacs create their own book of blueprints for such cunning creations as the stinkometer, sticky and dangerous gluebombs, and the flying Kablovsky Copter. However, their blueprints are stolen by evil Dr. Stringer, who has plans for them. Davis's first long-form comic is packed full of detail down to every minute tool in the Alliance's workshop, and the flying words and panels move the story at a quick pace. Davis's creativity is evident from the myriad gadgets and schemes of the story. Children will see, through these inventions and the triumph of the protagonists, that science can be cool.–Carrie Rogers-Whitehead, Kearns Library, UT END --This text refers to the Hardcover edition.
Eleanor Davis received a Theodore Seuss Geisel Honor award for her first children's book, Stinky. This is her first full-length graphic novel. She lives and works with her boyfriend, Drew Weing, in Athens, Georgia.
WE LOVE LOVE LOVE this book. If only Eleanor Davis would write more and faster! This book is amazing on so many levels. Read morePublished 7 months ago by Mom with Ph.D.
I think anyone has enough time to read should buy it. The only bad thing is that there is no sequel.
It expresses creativity in a way rarely seen. Read more
I have one major problem with the Secret Science Alliance: there is only one. Come on Eleanor Davis, it’s been four years! When are you going to make the sequel??? Read morePublished 9 months ago by Shelli
This book is awesome! It's really interesting and has great social dynamics.Published 11 months ago by Alex Nelson Duchnowski
Bought this for my 8 year old son. He read it in less than 2 hours and loved it!Published 13 months ago by truthbtold
I flipped through a few pages of this book and I loved the detail and art style of the book. The visual cues and the cartoon insights into the brain of the lead nerd character... Read morePublished on May 23, 2013 by Tony C. Hsieh