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Children's Fiction Science & Technology

Billy Sure Kid Entrepreneur and the Everything Locator

by (author) Luke Sharpe

illustrated by Graham Ross

Publisher
Simon Spotlight
Initial publish date
Dec 2016
Category
Science & Technology, School & Education, Humorous Stories
  • eBook

    ISBN
    9781481469005
    Publish Date
    Dec 2016
    List Price
    $6.99 USD
  • Paperback / softback

    ISBN
    9781481468985
    Publish Date
    Dec 2016
    List Price
    $8.99
  • Hardback

    ISBN
    9781481468992
    Publish Date
    Dec 2016
    List Price
    $23.99

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Recommended Age, Grade, and Reading Levels

  • Age: 8 to 12
  • Grade: 3 to 7
  • Reading age: 8 to 12

Description

Billy Sure, inventor and CEO of Sure Things, Inc., invents a device that can track down everything—and we mean everything—he’s ever lost in the tenth book of a hilarious middle grade series!

What’s a kid entrepreneur to do when he loses his math homework? Invent the Everything Locator, of course! Billy’s next invention is a device that will find any lost item and return it to you. But the Everything Locator has one teeny, tiny problem…it returns every item that Billy has ever lost, all at once! Will Billy find a way to make everything right with the Everything Locator? Will he even be able to dig his way out of this pile of junk?
Find out in this wacky story with funny black-and-white illustrations throughout.

About the authors

Luke Sharpe is not a millionaire, but he has been trying to invent a machine that can teleport people anywhere in the world since he was eight years old. He has so far been unsuccessful but he has vowed never to give up. When he isn’t working, Luke enjoys Hawaiian pizza and skateboarding. He lives near Chicago with his wife and son (named Billy, of course), their gecko, Eddie, and their aquarium full of exotic fish.

Luke Sharpe's profile page

Look! Look what I've done!! The words of an eight year old as he holds up the drawing of a vibrant red fire engine. Oh Graham, that's wonderful.

Really? Oh this is good. You draw a picture and you get a reaction. I could get into this! And so it began. The seed was planted, further watered by bedtime rituals of propping pillows up against his bedroom wall getting into bed to get lost in a family member's reading of The Wind in the Willows.

An unintended lesson learned through those readings that our intrepid illustrator still calls upon in his illustration work is that the viewer will take different things from the illustration and he will add elements to the illustration that may go over some heads, but others will catch them and smile. There's always something to look at.

A graduate of the illustration program at Sheridan College in Ontario, Graham thought he would stick around the big smoke and in addition to his work as a designer at Canadian publisher McClelland & Stewart, he would also cultivate his Flock of Seagulls hair style and work on his dance floor moves. But alas soon follicles started to recede and shoulder pads deflated, so Graham moved back to his hometown of Ottawa, Ontario to contemplate his next career move.

It was in Ottawa that Graham began his freelance illustration and graphic design career. A career that has spawned illustrations for such publishers as Orca Book Publishers, Scholastic Canada, and Meadowside Books of the United Kingdom, as well as numerous Canadian government agencies and private design firms.

He lives in Merrickville, Ontario with a circus star family: his juggling wife, a helldriver daughter, a canine cannonball, and a fire breathing cat.

Graham Ross' profile page

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