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Ada Lace and the Impossible Mission by Emily Calandrelli

Emily Calandrelli and Tamson Weston Renee Kurilla


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From Emily Calandrelli—Emmy-nominated host of Xploration Outer Space, correspondent on Bill Nye Saves the World, and graduate of MIT—comes the fourth novel in a fun illustrated chapter book series about an eight-year-old girl with a knack for science, math, and solving mysteries with technology.

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Ada Lace is a third grader and inventor extraordinaire. She has a new social studies teacher who loves group projects. Now, the class has constructed regular dioramas with clay and construction paper. Ada, her best friend Nina, and sometimes nemesis Milton have built a complex scale model of an historic silver mine.

But, when Milton reveals that he added his “old Milton touch” on their project right before turning it in, Ada worries that he has sabotaged their work. This is will turn out to be Ada Lace’s Impossible Mission.

Therefore, in a desperate attempt to save their project, Ada and Nina use their combined creative and technical prowess. They perform a heist and break into their teacher’s supply closet after school.

Do the two friends have what it takes to deceive the school’s security system? Or will they get caught trying to pull off this seemingly impossible mission. This is Ada Lace and the Impossible Mission

Emily Calandrelli is an MIT engineer turned Emmy-nominated science TV host. She’s the host and coexecutive producer of Emily’s Wonder Lab on Netflix, featured as a correspondent on Netflix’s Bill Nye Saves the World, and an executive producer and host of Fox’s Xploration Outer Space. Emily is the author of the picture book Reach for the Stars, the science experiment book Stay Curious and Keep Exploring, and the science chapter book series the Ada Lace Adventures. The third book in the series was launched to the International Space Station through the Story Time from Space program. Learn more at TheSpaceGal.com.