Twelve-year-old Elgin wakes up one gray morning with a mysterious problem. To solve it, he must pursue adventures to gather the data needed to unravel this mystery. Along the way, Elgin is confronted by vulnerabilities in his self-esteem and unexpected tensions between him and his peers.
This interplay between logic and emotion gives this narrative depth and relational power. It enables readers to learn scientific processes through an affective relationship with the story's main character. This story is appropriate for upper elementary ELA classrooms. It is also an engaging read for those in Middle School Science. Students will connect with Elgin's struggles as they also learn a scientific approach to problem-solving. Available June 15, 2020