Elements of Genius, Book 1: Nikki Tesla and the Ferret-Proof Death Ray

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Ocean's 11 meets Spy School in this hilarious illustrated middle-grade series featuring the world's greatest minds.

"Let the official record show that, I, Nikki Tesla, did not intend to destroy the world."

There are only so many times a kid can invent an instrument of global destruction without getting grounded. So when Nikki's death ray accidentally blows up her bedroom (if you can call a pet ferret with an itchy trigger finger an accident), she's sent to the only place that can handle her. Genius Academy is a school for history's greatest brains. Leo da Vinci? Charlotte Darwin? Bert Einstein? All extraordinary. Yet even among her fellow prodigies, Nikki feels like an outsider thanks to a terrible secret she can't let anyone discover. Ever.

But when her death ray is stolen, Nikki must stop worrying about fitting in and learn to play nice with her new classmates. Because it doesn't take a genius to track a thief around the world, outwit the authorities, and keep a French fry-fanatic ferret happy. It takes all of them.---from the publisher

288 pages                          978-1338295214                 Ages 9-12

Keywords:  science fiction, boarding school,  inventor, mystery,  secret agent,  school issues, humor, thief, ferret, part of a series, girls and women, 9 year old, 10 year old, 11 year old, 12 year old, STEAM, STEM, science, teamwork, trust, friends, friendship

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