Nick and Tesla’s Special Effects Spectacular
About the Book
What do a pair of kid inventors with a knack for science and electronics do when Hollywood comes to town? Why save the day, of course!
In Nick and Tesla’s Special Effects Spectacular, 11-year-old siblings Nick and Tesla Holt find themselves on the set of a big-budget superhero movie. But someone’s sabotaging the onscreen debut of their favorite comic book hero, so the brother and sister sleuths must crack the case with the help of a fresh assortment of homemade special-effects gadgets. This cinematic saga features instructions for all-new movie magic projects that kids can build themselves, such as camera gear, stunt dummies, make-up magic, and more. Science and electronics have never been so much fun!
“How do you connect students interested in STEM (science, technology, engineering, mathematics) with fiction reading? Look for science adventures. Get started with the Nick and Tesla series. Each book contains an engaging adventure revolving around a ‘build-it-yourself’ science project.”—Teacher Librarian
“Real project blueprints are included along with this tale of 11-year-old siblings who create outrageous contraptions and top-secret gadgets.”—Los Angeles Times
“Another banner book by these science geeks…who live to make science fun.”—Geeks of Doom
“The book gives great behind-the scenes information about making a blockbuster film, including technical terms and insider slang. Kids love movies, a mystery, and projects, and this book provides all three.”—Catholic Library World
“This was a great continuation of the Nick and Tesla series…. It’s a fun mystery read with some science, some humor, cute illustrations throughout, and some neat experiments/projects. I would recommend to middle grade readers who like mystery and science.”—Hidden in Pages
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.