Tinker (RoboTales, book one)
Jill Williamson on September 11, 2015
Tinker has always dreamed of attending the Invention Institute where his late father was a teacher. When the school hosts the Recycle Race competition to choose a new apprentice, not only does Tinker hope to win a full scholarship, he believes the Institute can teach him how to fix his robot dog. Tinker must protect his invention from his uncle and cousins, who do everything they can to destroy Tinker’s dream.
If you enjoyed “Tinker,” you’ll love book two, “Mardok and the Seven Exiles!”
This advanced chapter book for young readers is the first in a series by Jill Williamson and her son Luke. The two came up with the idea when Luke was in fourth grade and working on fractured fairy tales in school. “What if we wrote some fairy tales about a robot dog and set them in outer space?” they said. “And what kid doesn’t love a robot dog?”