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The Flinkwater Factor

(2015)
(The first book in the Flinkwater Chronicles series)
A novel by

 
 
Ginger must save her high-tech hometown from robots gone rogue in this "quirky, dryly funny" (Booklist) science fiction novel from National Book Award - winning author Pete Hautman.

Welcome to Flinkwater, Iowa, home of the largest manufacturer of Articulated Computerized Peripheral Devices in the world. If you own a robot, it probably came from Flinkwater.

Meet Ginger Crump, the plucky, precocious (and somewhat sarcastic) genius who finds herself in the middle of a national emergency when Flinkwater's computers start turning people into vegetables. Mental vegetables, that is. In Ginger's words, they've been "bonked."

When Ginger's father is bonked, she recruits her self-declared future husband, boy genius Billy George, to help her find the source of the bonkings. Soon they're up against a talking dog, a sasquatch, and a zombie, while Flinkwater is invaded by an army of black SUVs led by the witless-but-dangerous Agent Ffelps from Homeland Security. Can Ginger get to the bottom of the bonkings, or will computer chaos reign forever?

Genre: Children's Fiction

Used availability for Pete Hautman's The Flinkwater Factor

Hardback Editions

September 2015 : USA Hardback
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Title: The Flinkwater Factor (1) (The Flinkwater Chronicles)
Author(s): Pete Hautman
ISBN: 1-4814-3251-6 / 978-1-4814-3251-1 (USA edition)
Publisher: Simon & Schuster Books for Young Readers
Availability: Amazon   Amazon UK   Amazon CA   Amazon AU   


Paperback Editions

September 2016 : USA Paperback
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Title: The Flinkwater Factor (1) (The Flinkwater Chronicles)
Author(s): Pete Hautman
ISBN: 1-4814-3252-4 / 978-1-4814-3252-8 (USA edition)
Publisher: Simon & Schuster Books for Young Readers
Availability: Amazon   Amazon UK   Amazon CA   Amazon AU   


Kindle Editions

September 2015 : USA, Canada Kindle edition
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Title: The Flinkwater Factor (The Flinkwater Chronicles Book 1)
Author(s): Pete Hautman
Publisher: Simon & Schuster Books for Young Readers
Availability: Amazon   Amazon CA   


September 2015 : UK Kindle edition
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Title: The Flinkwater Factor (The Flinkwater Chronicles Book 1)
Author(s): Pete Hautman
Publisher: Simon & Schuster Books for Young Readers
Availability: Amazon UK