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Full Steam Ahead: A Short Story Collection Where Kids Save the Day

Full Steam Ahead: A Short Story Collection Where Kids Save the Day

Kid Power!

A collection of the "Brassbright Kids" stories PLUS a brand-new novelette!

The Steamkettle Kids Save the Day - Can Paisley Pockets and Christopher Cogan stop a crime in progress? They may be just a couple of kids, but where there’s a will and some smarts, there just might be a way.

The Legend of The Engineer - In a country called Industralia, children listen to a New Year's story about Frostica, the Engineer, and a magical train.

A Life Invented - Gerard Liddle tinkers with his very first inventions - which sometimes work, and sometimes do unexpected things.

The Steamkettle Kids and the Lucky Tentacles - After a hurricane shakes up Steamkettle Bay, Paisley Pockets, Christopher Cogan and Jimmy Cupper have an adventure as big as the sea.

~ NEW ~ The Secret of Tarragon Alley - Robin dreams of having a garden filled with flowers, just like Gramma did. When he brings home a little clay pot filled with gnarly, weird plants, he has no idea that it will take him on an amazing adventure.

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About the Book

This omnibus is made up of three short stories previously published individually, one story written for International Octopus Day 2016 and dedicated to those who weathered Hurricane Matthew, and one brand-new story written especially for this collection.

Series: Brassbright Kids, Book 0
Genres: Adventure, Comedy, Middle Grade, Steampunk
Tags: eBook, Paperback
Publication Year: 2022
Length: 147 Pages
ISBN: 9798849029153
List Price: 9.99
eBook Price: 3.99
These clever short stories were easy to read, and fun for the whole family. I particularly liked The Legend of the Engineer for its humour and holiday feel. I was also intrigued with how well the author built a wonderfully unique city, through these stories, and made such a place feel like home. - review
– Andrew McCurdy
This collection of short stories takes place in a slightly different world, where cities feel like industrial age England and vehicles are powered by steam rather than gasoline. This can be a formula for gritty stories, but these stores of Industralia are hopeful and positive and portray the ingenuity of its citizens. Lori is clearly a person who loves words and the jokes that can be created by choosing the right ones. This book would be enjoyed by anyone who loves word play and light fantasy. I personally recommend reading this book aloud to a child. The reader will enjoy the feel of the words as they read, and the listener is free to imagine a world where anything is possible with imagination and ingeniuty.
About the Author
Lori Alden Holuta

Lori Alden Holuta lives between the cornfields of mid-Michigan, where she grows vegetables, teas and herbs, when she’s not playing games with a cat named Chives. She’s fond of activities from the past, including canning and preserving, crocheting, reading in the dark, and cooking.

Her lifelong fascination with the Victorian era dovetails nicely with articles she has written for The Primgraph, a magazine which focused on historical eras in virtual worlds, as well as music and book reviews for Steampunk Magazine.