Kidlit4Japan Auction #17 from Jacqueline Houtman

Auction #17: Signed copy of The Reinvention of Edison Thomas from Jacqueline Houtman

Description: The Reinvention of Edison Thomas (Front Street/Boyds Mills Press, 2010)
Middle school student Eddy Thomas loves science and inventing, but has trouble with people, including his old friend turned bully. Finally he meets some friends who appreciate his abilities and respect his unique view of the world. With their help can he rethink his definition of success?

Selected by Read On Wisconsin, the Kansas State Reading Circle, and CCBC
Choices 2011. Starred Review from Library Media Connection.
“…A perceptive look at a complicated mind, the novel is steeped
in the world of science … and the quirky humor and authentic
characters should have wide appeal.”–Publishers Weekly

Estimated Value: $17.95
Minimum Bid: $10
Auction Begins: Wednesday 3/23 @ 9:00AM EDT
Auction Ends: Monday 3/28 @ 9:00AM EDT

Bio: Jacqueline Houtman spent much of her life in training as a scientist, earning a PhD in Medical Microbiology and Immunology. After leaving the lab, she began a career as a freelance science writer. Her middle grade novel, The Reinvention of Edison Thomas (Front Street 2010) is an example of what she calls “sciency fiction” for kids, which incorporates accurate science as an integral part of the story.

Author Jacqueline Houtman’s Website:

Auction Terms:

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About Greg R. Fishbone

Greg R. Fishbone is the author of galactic fiction for young readers including the GALAXY GAMES series from Tu Books @ Lee & Low Books. Check out his website at
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4 Responses to Kidlit4Japan Auction #17 from Jacqueline Houtman

  1. Cindy says:

    I’ll bid $15.

  2. beckylevine says:


  3. WINNER: Cindy wins with a generous overbid of $25! Congratulations on your winning bid. I will be in touch later today with instructions for making and verifying the UNICEF donation.

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