Another fast-paced mystery in the popular Nick and Tesla series, featuring a new case to crack and all-new gadgets that kids can build themselves! Super-smart kid inventors Nick and Tesla Holt have outsmarted crooks, spies, and kidnappers. This time they attempt to crack their biggest mystery yet: where the heck are their parents? With the help of their eccentric Uncle Newt, the twin sleuths trace the clues to their missing Mom and Dad, scientists who've been working on solar power reserch for a clandestine government project. But they'll need all their wits, and an assortment of homemade solar gadgets, to outsmart the criminal mastermind who's trying to turn solar power into a secret weapon. Illustrated comic-adventure stories about brother-and-sister whiz kids who build "McGyverish" contraptions to escape their predicaments This book features instructions for building and using 5 awesome, kid-friendly contraptions at home Author "Science Bob" Pflugfelder has made a career of teaching "dangerous" science to kids of all ages. He'll be using his many media appearances to promote the book. Features kid-friendly, illustrated instructions for creating four solarpowered gadgets: an alarm, a listening device, a model car, and a hot dog cooker. Plus a nighttime signal launcher that shoots L.E.D. illuminated ping-pong balls. "A strong start to the series...fearless Tesla and sensitive Nick are a tenacious and entertaining team..."--Publishers Weekly "Plenty of appeal for middle-grade and middle school readers. "-- Kirkus "Nick and Tesla's High-Voltage Danger Lab has the perfect formula: Mega-watts of funny writing plus giga-hertz of hands-on science equals fun to the billionth power!"--Chris Grabenstein, New York Times best selling author of Escape from Mr. Lemoncello's Library "What more could young readers possibly want? 'Nick & Tesla' is a great book that will keep your kids enthralled with its intriguing story -- and inspire them with its clever science experiments." --Stuart Gibbs, Edgar-nominated author of Spy School and Belly Up Series Overview: Each Nick and Tesla will feature a full-length (approximately 208-page) adventure plus approximately 24-32 pages of blueprints and instructions interspersed throughout the story.


  • 256 pages
  • 5 x 7 inches
  • 2 colors
  • Hardcover

Rights available for...

  • French
  • Dutch