Brimming with mystery and treasure, this action-packed tale sends a boy in need of luck and girl in need of a friend on an adventure that will change their lives forever. Meet George, the third Lord of Devonshire and the unluckiest boy in London. Why is George so unlucky? First, he's an orphan. Second, unless he sells everything, he's about to lose his house. So when his family's last heirloom, a priceless map to the Star of Victory (a unique gem said to bring its owner success in any battle) is stolen by a nefarious group of criminals, George knows that there is no one less lucky--or more alone--than he is. That is until Ada Byron, the future Countess of Lovelace, bursts into his life. She promises to help George recover his family legacy, and is determined to find her own father along the way--all in a flying machine she built herself. Joined by a mischievous orangutan and the long-lost son of an infamous pirate, Ada and George take off on a cross-continent journey through the skies that will change their lives, and perhaps the world, forever.
Author: A. M. Morgen Publisher: Little, Brown Books for Young Readers Published: 05/08/2018 Pages: 352 Binding Type: Hardcover Weight: 0.90lbs Size: 7.70h x 5.60w x 1.20d ISBN: 9780316471497
Accelerated Reader: Reading Level: 5.4 Point Value: 9 Interest Level: Middle Grade Quiz #/Name: 194697 / Inventors at No. 8
Review Citation(s): School Library Journal 02/01/2018 pg. 83 Booklist 04/15/2018 pg. 61 Bulletin of Ctr for Child Bks 05/01/2018 Kirkus Reviews 04/01/2018 Hornbook Guide to Children 07/01/2018 - Below Average, With Minor Flaw
About the Author A.M. Morgen comes from a long line of engineers and researchers but chose to pursue literature over the laboratory. She has a degree in English and works as an editor and writer. In her spare time, A.M. enjoys taking walks in the forest, trying out new hobbies (then abandoning them), and complaining about her mean cat. Despite what you may think, A.M. is not a morning person.