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....
|Title||:||The Inventors at No. 8|
|Number of Pages||:||352 pages|
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The Inventors at No. 8 Reviews
Five stars! Very fun read and perfect for the middle grade reader. Adventurous and fun!
I would like to Little Brown Book Company for sending me an advanced copy of this book in exchange for an honest review.
This focuses on a young boy, named George, who is known to have awful luck. George enlists a group of misfit kids and an orangoutang to help him find his family treasure to save his friend who has been kidnapped for ransom.
This book was so amazing. It was action packed and just flew by. It was so well written and contains strong, independent characters. Ada is my new favorite ...more
This was a such a fun story! I absolutely adored the characters and how their friendships developed. Children that gravitate to stories of reluctant adventurers will definitely LOVE the story of George and his friends! Ada is captivating with her intelligence and wit (and inventions!), and she, along with Oscar and Ruthie show George what it means to be a true friend.
A complete and utter delight. Honestly, I love this book and I can't stop gushing about it. It's funny, heartfelt, and just the right amount of dark. Young Ada Lovelace is the type of weirdo I love to see on the page and George ("The Unluckiest Boy in London") is the middle grade misanthrope of my dreams. It reminded me of reading A Series of Unfortunate Events for the first time and I found myself actually laughing out loud. Highly recommend to any middle grade (or adult!) reader.