Someone is smuggling secrets out of the Kennewicketts'lab and sabotaging their experiments, putting everyone at the Amazing Automated Inn at risk.In pursuit of the villains, the family of scientific geniuses board their dirigible and take to the skies. Together with their robotic staff and the inventor Nikola Tesla, they must face murderous sky pirates, cross the Alps in a giant mechanical spider, and defy the perilous pigeon Iron Claw and the malevolent magician Madini once more. Willboy inventorWally and his daring dog, Noodles, be able to defeat the evil Mesmers and their minions a second time? History and technology collide in this fast-paced series narrated by a daring dachshund and brimming with mad science."
"The swift pace, quirky humor, and general steampunkery should hold the interest of readers especially the mechanically and electronically inclined." " Kirkus" Praise for "The Mesmer Menace: Gadgets and Gears, BookOne"Winter 2013 14 Kids' Indie Next List"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" "