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Welcome to a world of inventions and inventors, and where fairy tales are real. A world where a secret society named the Tub, led by a butcher, baker, and a candlestick maker is about to fall apart. Meet Tee, Elly, Richy as their world is turned upside as they're caught in the middle of a plot to steal the world's first steam engine plans from master inventor, Nikolas Klaus.
The series grows in intensity as it goes and uses humor along the way. It has strong female characters, no graphic violence, no sexual content, and is loved by kids aged 9-15 and adults (written for both audiences).
This boxset collects books 1-3 of the best-selling and multi-award finalist series.
- Finalist for IAN's Book of the Year 2015 in Young Adult
- Honorable Mention by Reader's Favorite for their 2016 award for grades 4-6
- Calgary Herald best-sellers '14, '15
Kirkus Reviews (excerpt) full review
- "...intriguing contraptions, appealing characters, snide villains, humor, and an exciting story",
- "...LeLoup’s gradual psychological disintegration is a highlight, handled with some real insight into the effect of failure on arrogance"
- "A very promising series opener featuring a young heroine and her pals that should win fans."
Readers' Favorite (excerpt) full review
- "...Adam Dreece adroitly weaves fragments of classic fairy tales into his original and exciting steampunk fantasy story. Tee and her fellow Yellow Hoods are marvelous characters and I enjoyed seeing how the three of them work together to evade the clutches of the dastardly LeLoup. Dreece's nod to steampunk is fantastic and filled with odd and exciting devices that delighted this reader as much as they do Tee and her friends."