In order to unlock his family’s past and how he became an orphan, Leo will need every skill and invention he has—even if his inventions don’t always work. This middle-school adventure mystery is perfect for puzzle solvers, as Leodiscovers a series of tunnels below his school filled with clues, riddles andpuzzles to solveabout his identity and his family.
A “lifer” at the secluded Academy of Florence, Leo has never met his parents ... or anyone in his family for that matter. His current “family” is his mechanical monkey and robot lion, who along with his charming best friend and fellow lifer, Savvy, only get him into trouble. But after Leo’s latest experiment goes catastrophically wrong, he finds a mysterious clue that opens an underground maze—one that seems to have been created for him to solve.
Leo hopes the tunnels will help him discover the identities of his parents and the reason he’s an orphan in the first place. Instead, he finds that his past and possibly even his future is somehow linked to the innovative Wynn Toys company, whose genius president mysteriously disappeared years before.
Leo must use his creativity and scientific know-how to revive the toy company, oust its dastardly leader, and discover the fate of his real family.
LEO, Inventor Extraordinaire:Is perfect for kids 8 to 12 who enjoy action, adventure, humor, and mysteryIs likeThe DaVinci Codefor kids, with robots, wacky inventions, and puzzles to solveContains almost 60 pieces of original black and white artworkEncourages imagination and the development of STEAM skills
LEO, Inventor Extraordinaire is a Northern Lights Book Awards Winner in the Middle Grade Fiction category for 2021 -- The Northern Lights Book Awards