Abby and Derick have been accepted to the most prestigious secondary school in the world, Cragbridge Hall. Due to the inventions of their grandfather, Oscar Cragbridge, they will be able to experience history in 3D, use their minds to literally project visual interpretations of classic literature, and become animal avatars for zoology.
But when their grandfather and parents go missing, Abby and Derick must follow clues Oscar left for them that will reveal a dangerous secret. Along the way, they discover there is much more to one of their grandfather s inventions than anyone has ever dreamed.
Saving their family will take all of Derick s mind and Abby s heart as they come face to face with a crazed scientist who desperately seeks to change the past. If they fail, the world past and future will never be the same.
Title: Cragbridge Hall: The Inventor’s Secret
Author: Chad Morris
Publisher: Shadow Mountain
Release Date: March 5, 2013
Size: 256 pages, hardcover
Genre: Middle Grade Fantasy
I REALLY REALLY LOVED this book!
Fun, creative storyline told so well you will stay up way past your bedtime reading it!
I LOVED all the inventions:
History class: you “watch” what really happened.
English: a student sits in a ‘chair’ and while reading the other students ‘see’ the story.
Gym: you get to literally run up a virtual mountain.
Zoology: you become an avatar of the animal you are studying.
And the challenges Abby and Derrick have to go through to save their parents and grandfather…just wait until you read all about that…SO GOOD!
I REALLY HOPE they make a movie out of this book 🙂
What a fun middle grade story that involves cool inventions, time travel and even some history! I really enjoyed listening to the audio book and will definitely encourage my kids to pick this one up!