Product Description AÂ rip-roaring, hilarious alternate-history adventure starring the worldâs most famous inventorsâand its most forgotten. From the author of the beloved Heroâs Guide series, Christopher Healy. It's 1883âthe Age of Invention! A time when great men like Thomas Edison, Alexander Graham Bell, Nicola Tesla, and George Eastman work to turn the country into a land of limitless opportunity. And it all happens at the world famous Inventorâs Guild headquarters in New York Cityâa place where a great idea, a lot of hard work, and a little bit of luck can find you rubbing elbows with these gods of industry who will usher humanity into the future. Unless, of course, youâre a woman. Molly Pepper, daughter of brilliant but unknown inventor Cassandra Pepper, lives with her mother in New York. By day, they make ends meet running a pickle shop; but by night, they toil and dream of Cassandra taking her place among the most famous inventors in America. In an attempt to find a way to exhibit Cassâs work at the Worldâs Fair, they break into the Inventor's Guild, where they discover a mysterious plot to destroy New York. The evidence points to the involvement of one of the worldâs most famous inventors, and now itâs up to Molly, Cassandra, and a shop hand named Emmett Lee to uncover the truthâeven if no one will ever know it was they who did it. âChristopher Healy, author of the Heroâs Guide series, knows how to tell a good story. Heâs done it again with the adventures of a determined girl named Molly Pepper.ââBrightly, Best Middle Grade Books of Fall 2018 Review âA zany, rollicking series opener.â ( Kirkus Reviews) âPlot twists and banter hit at breakneck speeds in this heartfelt yet tongue-in-cheek look at the tumultuous Age of Invention, and its focus on two often marginalized groupsâimmigrants and womenâallows for relevant social commentary.â ( Publishers Weekly) âHealy has created a steampunk-inspired alternative history featuring some of the greatest minds in invention (including a number of women) in this series opener. A solid choice for adventurous readers.â ( Booklist) âChristopher Healy, author of the Heroâs Guide series knows how to tell a good story. Heâs done it again with the adventures of a determined girl named Molly Pepper.â (Brightly) About the Author Christopher Healy is the author of The Heroâs Guide to Saving Your Kingdom, a New York Times Book Review Editorâs Choice, as well as its two sequels, The Heroâs Guide to Storming the Castle and The Heroâs Guide to Being an Outlaw. Before becoming a writer, he worked as an actor, an ad copywriter, a toy store display designer, a fact-checker, a dishwasher, a journalist, a costume shop clothing stitcher, a childrenâs entertainment reviewer, and a haunted house zombie. He lives in New Jersey with his wife, two children, and a dog named Duncan. You can visit him online at www.christopherhealy.com.