About the Book
Solve mysteries using DIY science projects with twin sleuths Nick and Tesla in this zany, action-packed middle grade adventure by “Science Bob” Pflugfelder!
Summer break is about to get weird. After their parents disappear, twins Nick and Tesla are sent to live with their Uncle Newt, an eccentric inventor with his very own science lab. Soon, the young sleuths find themselves investigating a mysterious family right in their own neighborhood. As they race to uncover the truth, Nick and Tesla must build a bottle rocket launcher, a 9-volt battery burglar alarm, and an electromagnet picker-upper to save the day.
Now in paperback, the first book in the popular Nick and Tesla series features laugh-out-loud jokes, fun illustrations, and five DIY science projects with step-by-step instructions for readers to try at home.
About the Author
“Science Bob” Pflugfelder is an educator, maker, and speaker who loves to experiment and build. He has appeared on many TV shows in the US including several morning and evening talk shows, and as a guest star on the Nickelodeon network. Bob is also a beekeeper and a collector of movie props. When not experimenting, he shares his home experiments with the world at www.sciencebob.com. He currently lives in Massachusetts.
Steve Hockensmith is the author of the Edgar Award–nominated Holmes on the Range mystery series. His other books include the New York Times best seller Pride and Prejudice and Zombies: Dawn of the Dreadfuls and, with Lisa Falco, a tarot-themed mystery, The White Magic Five and Dime. He lives with his wife and two children about forty minutes from Half Moon Bay, California.