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About the author:
Jessica Rising has been writing her whole life, starting with a series of stapler-bound books titled "Lucille and Benji" when she was five years old. Since then she's been published in newspapers as well as various anthologies and magazines, but her heart and soul has always been in her children's books. Currently she is working on the second book of her a middle grade science fiction series, "Guts and Glory, Freedom Fighters of Nil", titled The Counterfeit Zombies of Noc.
She graduated in 2006 with honors from UI&U with a B.A. in Film, and is now a graduate student at UI&U, earning her M.A. in Writing and Literature with a focus on Children's Literature. She is also a proud member of the Society of Childrens' Book Writers and Illustrators.
She is a wife and mother of five. She loves to read and write, sing karaoke, go camping with her family, swims daily, and is an avid fan of British comedy, especially Monty Python.
Dr. Fixit's Malicious Machine
"He's found us!"
That's not what eleven-year-old Trevor Tate expects his mom to say when she gets his third suspension notice in three months. He doesn't expect a robotic tentacle to shoot out of the bathtub and drag her through an otherworldly portal, either.
Now to rescue Mom, Trevor must follow her to Nil - a world of giant bugs, monstrous machines and a disturbing lack of working toilets. Then there are the Dark Crows, an army of superkids who think Trevor is a legendary champion sent to save them from the tyrannical teens. To Trevor, whose short temper has always branded him a bully, the idea that he could be anyone's knight in shining armor is a pipe-dream. But while rescuing Mom, he uncovers a secret about his past that will forever tip the balance between the villain he was, and the hero he was meant to be.
- Publication Date:
- Feb 07 2013
- 1482397463 / 9781482397468
- Page Count:
- Binding Type:
- US Trade Paper
- Trim Size:
- 5.25" x 8"
- Black and White
- Related Categories:
- Juvenile Fiction / Fantasy & Magic