The Mesmer Menace (Gadgets & Gears #1)
The first book in a fast-paced new historical fantasy series narrated by a daring dachshund and brimming with mad science.
A Winter 2013-14 Kids' Indie Next List pick "Fast paced and funny, with plenty of alliteration and word definitions provided by Noodles, it carries hints of both Lemony Snicket's wordplay and the absurdity of M. T. Anderson's Pals in Peril series. . . . Young, precocious readers and older readers looking for a shorter read will enjoy this first title in the Gadgets and Gears series." "Booklist" "[An] auspicious first book. . . .Hamilton makes the comedic most of her premise. . . . Noodles's antics and droll, mannered narration make him the indisputable star of this show." "Publishers Weekly" "Steampunk with training wheels for the chapter book set. . . . Sly humor . . . nifty, gear-laden illustrations . . . [an] imaginative, engaging premise." "Kirkus Reviews ""