The Junkyard Bot

by C. J. Richards

On Sale: 10/07/2014

The Junkyard Bot

by C. J. Richards

illustrated by Goro Fujita

On Sale: 10/07/2014


About the Book

Worker robots keep the high-tech town of Terabyte Heights humming, but ten-year-old George Gearing is the only one who has a robot for a best friend. When his scrappy but beloved pal Jackbot is hit by a car, the whiz kid re-engineers him with fancy parts from state-of-the-art TinkerTech Laboratories. Jackbot’s astounding new skills far exceed anything George—or even TinkerTech’s head of robotics—could ever have imagined. Will the villainous Dr. Micron destroy the whole town to see his tech-driven dream realized? Not if George can help it . . .

Critical Praise

"Young robot enthusiasts will surely be amused." —Kirkus   "A humorous, fast-paced, action-packed science fiction novel." —School Library Journal   "Clever, whimsical, and fast-paced, this adventure never loses its sense of fun." —Publishers Weekly   "Amusing names...loads of action, and comical observations combine with Fujita's anime-inspired illustrations to offer a spirited beginning to a fun series." —Booklist Online   "The snappy pace and straightforward storytelling give this accessibility to a younger crowd, while Fujita's occasional digital artwork complements the story's techy underpinnings and adds a bit of visual interest. Aspiring mechanics will be inspired by what Jackbot and his cohorts can do." —Bulletin


Product Details

  • ISBN: 9780544338210
  • ISBN 10: 0544338219
  • Imprint: Clarion Books
  • On Sale: 10/07/2014
  • Pages: 208
  • List Price:9.99 CAD
  • Ages: 10 to 12
  • BISAC2 : JUVENILE FICTION / Action & Adventure / General
  • BISAC3 : JUVENILE FICTION / Humorous Stories
  • BISAC4 : JUVENILE FICTION / Science Fiction
  • BISAC5 : JUVENILE FICTION / Social Themes / Friendship
  • BISAC6 : JUVENILE FICTION / Science & Technology

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