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Twelve-year old Edison Jones is a prodigy with a passion for technology and inventions. Paralyzed from the waist down since the age of five, he hasn’t let his disability slow him down. Then his world changes overnight when his grandfather, a billionaire tech company owner, decides to enroll him in a public school. Algorithms, quantum physics, and digital engineering are ea ...more
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Published February 12th 2020 by Book Liftoff
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Ruthie Jones
"You know, sometimes...sometimes I wish I could be more like you."

Edison Jones and the Anti-Grav Elevator by Michael Scott Clifton is a glorious middle grade/young adult adventure about forging new friendships, overcoming limitations, and battling bullies, both young and old. Twelve-year-old Edison Jones has been in a wheelchair since he was five, disabled from a car accident that claimed the lives of his parents. Only that car accident was no accident. Raised by his wealthy grandfather, owner o
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Edison Jones is a 12-year-old boy and technological mastermind. Following the death of his parents in a car accident when he was five that also left him paralyzed, Edison has been raised by his wealthy and equally tech savvy grandfather, Stanton. Their relationship is dynamic and profound to witness, especially as Stanton makes the difficult decision to begin sending Edison to public school. Though incredibly gifted and intensely curious, Stanton clearly understands that Edison needs to be surr
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Sybrina Durant
Apr 14, 2020 rated it it was amazing
What an inspirational book! I absolutely love the clear and positive message, throughout, that one is only truly handicapped by their intelligence and imagination. Our hero, young Edison Jones, doesn’t let the fact that he’s a paraplegic, from the waist down, stop him in his quest to make the world a better place. Despite becoming an orphan at the tender age of five, Edison has experienced just about everything the world has to offer except for one thing – the friendship of his peers. You see, ...more
Heather
Apr 01, 2020 rated it it was amazing
(This review can be found on my blog All the Ups and Downs.)
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If you've followed my blog for awhile, you know I have a thing for middle grade fiction. There's something so refreshing that I just love. When the chance to read Edison Jones and The ANTI-GRAV Elevator arose, I couldn't say no. The synopsis sucked me right in, and I figured I'd be in for a great adventure. I wasn't wrong.

Edison Jones is a 12 year old seventh grader. After a car accident (that really wasn't an accident) left him paral
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Lynn Poppe
Mar 27, 2020 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
I was initially worried that Edison Jones and the Anti-Grav Elevator would be too preach-y or lesson-y of a kid’s book. (I don’t read a lot of YA\Middle Grade.) How wrong I was! It was a bit slow to start for me, but once the action picks up, I was hooked!

The main middle grade lesson that Edison learns is the value of friendship. Edison was reluctant to go to public school at first; he’d been home-schooled for the 5 years after the accident that left him paralyzed. But he quickly settles into a
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Lorilei Gonzales
I can’t lie, when I first heard of Edison Jones and the Anti-Grav Elevator by Michael Scott Clifton, my brain immediately thought of Charlie and the Great Glass Elevator. While both elevators travel much farther than any elevator known to man, that is where the similarities end. Not to mention, Charlie Bucket isn’t an adolescent genius who invented the great glass elevator.

Edison Jones is like the Iron Man of junior high boys. He has this incredible mind that he uses to create amazing inventions
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Kelly Well Read
Apr 16, 2020 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
I don't read a lot of YA novels anymore, as I select all the adult fiction at my library and have to stay knowledgeable with what's being published in that category. But I was intrigued by Michael Scott Clifton's new middle grade/young adult novel, and I'm glad I had the opportunity to read it. The opening scene is one of the best I've read in quite some time, with the gripping descriptions and creative use of onomatopoeia.

Being somewhat plugged into the publishing industry, I know that there h
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Mike
Apr 12, 2020 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
I had a hunch before I even opened Edison Jones and the Anti-Grav Elevator that it would be a fun read. My expected enjoyment of this story didn’t even come close to my actual enjoyment. Wow! What a ride!

When I was in grade school, I happened upon a special book in our small school library. It was The Fabulous Flight by Robert Lawson. That wonderful story opened my imagination to a new universe that could only be found in fiction. I can truly see Edison Jones and the Anti-Grav Elevator doing tha
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Multi Award-Winning Author Michael Scott Clifton, a public educator for over 38 years as a teacher, coach, and administrator, currently lives in Mount Pleasant, Texas with his wife, Melanie and family cat. An avid gardener, reader, and movie junkie, he enjoys all kinds of book and movie genres. His books contain aspects of all the genres he enjoys...action, adventure, magic, fantasy, and romance. ...more

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