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About the Author
Lee Bacon is the author of several books for young people, including the Joshua Dread and Legendtopia series, as well as the original audio story The Mystery of Alice. His books have been translated into twenty-three languages. Lee grew up in Texas and now lives in New Jersey.
"Subtle humor surfaces when literal-minded robots try to understand human idioms, behavior, and emotions. And Bacon raises the story’s stakes and action level as the group works against the clock and unexpected new threats. A tech-fueled friendship adventure ideal for fans of Peter Brown’s Wild Robot series."
"An amusing and upbeat adventure, with glimpses of a fading human footprint on the planet and a suggestion that there's hope for a shared AI and human future."
— Kirkus Reviews
"In this enjoyable sci-fi adventure, the stakes are believable and high, and the robots’ interactions are humorous, sometimes mixed up for comedic effect. Against a timely backdrop, Bacon (the Joshua Dread series) explores messages of friendship, tolerance, and cooperation with wit and thoughtfulness."
— Publishers Weekly
"Bacon’s story is full of twists and adventure, leaving readers guessing throughout. . . Recommended for fans of thrilling sci-fi with a strong ethical motif."
— School Library Journal
"Navigates experiences of culture clash, morality vs. legality, and friendship that will resonate with young readers in a changing world... An especially quick and rewarding read."
— The Bulletin of the Center for Children's Books