Super-smart Julian Calendar thinks starting junior high at a new school will mean he can shed his nerdy image-but then he meets Ben and Greta, two secret scientists like himself! The three form a secret club, complete with a high-tech lair. There, they can work to their hearts content on projects like the Stink-O-Meter, the Kablovsky Copter, and the Nightsneak Goggles.
All that tinkering comes in handy when the trio discovers an evil scientist’s dastardly plan to rob a museum. Can three inventors, armed with their wacky creations, hope to defeat this criminal mastermind?
“This heaping helping of fun… paves the way for a whole new generation of bright, can-do kids in smart, edifying adventures.” – Booklist – Starred review
“With its frenetically eye-catching, full-color panels chock-full of humorous and informative detail, Davis’s first (of many, one hopes) graphic adventure of the SSA pumps new life into the kids’-secret-society formula. With its bounty of factlets slipped in for learning on the sly, it’s a sure kid and teacher pleaser-a perfect package for tweens.” – Kirkus Reviews – Starred review
“Let’s give Pi cheers for the Secret Science Alliance! I want to join!” —Tony DiTerlizzi, co-author & artist of The Spiderwick Chronicles
“Eleanor Davis is one of the most thoughtful, inventive and versatile new voices in comics today. The Secret Science Alliance is a blast!” —Scott McCloud, author of Understanding Comics
“Full of funny twists and clever turns… brimming with creativity, humor and talent.” —Francoise Mouly, art editor of the New Yorker
Eleanor Davis received a Theodore Seuss Geisel Honor award for her first children’s book, Stinky, published by Francoise Mouly’s Toon Books in 2008. Her critically acclaimed stories for older readers have appeared in the anthologies The Best American Comics 2008, for which she did the cover, and Mome. Eleanor’s mini-comics first garnered attention for their innovative handmade die-cuts and coloring. She was chosen as one of Print magazine’s 2009 New Visual Artists. She lives and works with her husband, Drew Weing, in Athens, Georgia.
160 page full color paperback