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Tesla's attic

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After their home burns down, fourteen-year-old Nick, his younger brother, and their father move into a ramshackle Victorian house they've inherited. When Nick opens the door to his attic room, he's hit in the head by a toaster. That's just the beginning of his weird experiences with the old junk stored up there. After getting rid of the odd antiques in a garage sale, Nick befriends some local kids-Mitch, Caitlin, and Vincent-and they discover that all of the objects have extraordinary properties. What's more, Nick figures out that the attic is a strange magnetic vortex, which attracts all sorts of trouble. It's as if the attic itself has an intelligence . . . and a purpose. Ultimately Nick learns that the genius Nikola Tesla placed the items-his last inventions-in the attic as part of a larger plan that he mathematically predicted. Nick and his new friends must retrieve everything that was sold at the garage sale and keep it safe. But the task is fraught with peril-in addition to the dangers inherent in Tesla's mysterious and powerful creations, a secret society of physicists, the Accelerati, is determined to stop Nick and alter destiny to achieve its own devious ends. It's a lot for a guy to handle, especially when he'd much rather fly under the radar as the new kid in town. Fans of intrigue, action, humor, and nonstop surprises are guaranteed a read unlike any other in Tesla's Attic, Book One of the Accelerati Trilogy.
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Grouping Title tesla s attic
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Last Grouping Update 2019-01-14 23:19:37PM
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display_description A new house and a new attic hold untold mysteries for fourteen-year-old Nick, his younger brother, and new friends Mitch, Caitlin, and Vincent. The attic, it seems, was the genius Nikola Tesla's storehouse for his final invention, which needs to be assembled before use--unfortunately a garage sale scatters Tesla's individual items before Nick finds out. Now Nick must reassemble the items and keep them safe before they fall into the wrong hands.
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subject_facet Colorado Springs (Colo.) -- Fiction, Colorado Springs (Colo.) -- Juvenile fiction, Inventions -- Fiction, Inventions -- Juvenile fiction, Science fiction, Tesla, Nikola, -- 1856-1943 -- Fiction, Tesla, Nikola, -- 1856-1943 -- Juvenile fiction
title_display Tesla's attic
title_full Tesla's attic / Neal Shusterman and Eric Elfman
title_short Tesla's attic
topic_facet Inventions, Science fiction, Tesla, Nikola