Tuesday, October 18, 2011

Edison’s Gold by Geoff Watson - OPTIONAL

Watson, Geoff Edison’s Gold, 320 p. Egmont, 2010.  $16.  Tom Edison may be the last of the Edison name, but his family is poor as dirt and falling apart.  Tom may be a great inventor, but he can’t keep himself focused long enough to actually finish everything – instead he just makes large messes that other people have to clean up.  Now his family will be forced to move to Kansas, unless Tom and his friends can solve a decades old mystery – a secret message from his famous ancestor – and keep his family together.  I just couldn’t quite get myself into this book far enough to fall in love.  It has almost all of the perfect elements for a romp, but somewhere the heart is lacking.  Tuck this one into a very active collection.  EL – OPTIONAL. Cindy, Library Teacher.

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