"The theme of the story, recycle and create, is timely. The structure, based on the traditional Cinderella tale, is nicely paced, with lots of good action and plot twists, and the all-male cast is unusual and a welcome addition. A race with hand-built, recycled vehicles is an excellent substitute for a ball, and gives the authors the chance to include exciting specifics about piecing together machines and technology. The prize of a scholarship to the Invention Institute will hopefully let readers know that higher education can be more than just essay-writing. The book finishes with the cleverest question-and-answer pages I’ve ever seen—ones that children will actually want to fill out." —judge, Writer's Digest Self-Published Book Awards
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!”