Spin the Golden Light Bulb

Spin the Golden Light Bulb

4.19 (125 ratings by Goodreads)
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4.19 (125 ratings by Goodreads)

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It's the year 2071 and eleven year-old Kia Krumpet is determined to build her 67 inventions, but she won't have the opportunity to unless she earns a spot at PIPS, the Piedmont Inventor's Prep School. Kia, who has trouble making friends at school, has dreamed of winning the Piedmont Challenge and attending PIPS ever since she learned that her Grandma Kitty won the very first Piedmont Challenge. After she and four of her classmates are selected to compete for a spot at PIPS, they travel by aero-bus to Camp Piedmont to solve a task against forty-nine other state teams to earn their place at the best inventor's school in the country.
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Product details

  • 12-15
  • Hardback | 280 pages
  • 82 x 210 x 147mm | 482g
  • ID, United States
  • English
  • 1944995447
  • 9781944995447
  • 2,285,069

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The year is 2071. Kia Krumpet is eleven years old. She bites her nails (a lot) and flies an aero-scooter. And she dreams of building her sixty-seven inventions at PIPS, the Piedmont Inventor's Prep School. The event is the Piedmont Challenge. A challenge in which all 6th grade students solve a series of tasks. The winners compete in teams to earn a place at PIPS, a place where they can let their imaginations and creativity run free. The rest of the students are forced to study only one school subject for all of 7th and 8th grade. (That's two whole years!) The place is Camp Piedmont. The coolest and most innovative camp around.
But in a world full of floating playgrounds, switching bunk beds, and robotic monkey assistants, there's more at stake than anyone expected, and there is only one team with the courage to figure out what that is. Meet The Crimson Five. Because sometimes it takes a friend (or four) to help make your dreams come true.
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Review quote

"Deftly crafted . . . showcases author Jackie Yeager's genuine flair for originality and the creation of characters that kids will find themselves fully engaged with." --Midwest Book Review--Midwest Book Review
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About Jackie Yeager

Jackie Yeager is a middle grade author whose stories inspire children to think more, work hard, and dream big. She holds a Master's degree in Education and spent several years coaching Odyssey of the Mind, where her team once-upon-a-time competed at the World Finals. She lives in Rochester, NY with her real life prince charming and two royally amazing teens. When she's not writing imaginative middle grade fiction or living in her own fairly-tale world, she can be found conducting creative problem solving/writing workshops for kids and blogging at www.swirlandspark.com. You can also connect with her on Twitter, Facebook, and Instagram.
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Rating details

4.19 out of 5 stars
- 125 ratings
5 50% (63)
4 26% (33)
3 16% (20)
2 6% (8)
1 1% (1)
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