Clementine Hetherington and her robot brother, Digory, have run away from the orphanage they've been living in since their parents died. Clem and Dig want to follow in their famous archaeologist mother's footsteps, but no one will take them seriously. Their chance arrives when a man from their past saves Digory's life, and to repay the debt they enter a multiday rally race... to recover stolen artifacts! Clem and Dig hope to win so they can give the artifacts to a museum, but their opponents want to sell them on the black market. The Ironwood Race has no rules, and Clem and Dig might be in over their heads!
About the Author
Douglas Holgate is the illustrator of Something’s Amiss at the Zoo by Jen Breach. He is also the illustrator of The Last Kids on Earth series by Max Brallier and Wires and Nerve, Volume One by Marissa Meyer. Douglas lives in Melbourne, Australia, with his family. Visit him online at www.skullduggery.com.au.
"Delightful...Indiana Jones meets Mad Max in a whirlwind as exciting for teens as it is for middle-grade readers." -- Kirkus Reviews
"Holgate's adorable and fun illustrations recall the style and execution of Ben Hatke's art in the Zita the Spacegirl series, and they seamlessly shift from the many action and racing scenes to quieter moments. A great addition in the growing number of kids comics with spirited heroines." -- Booklist
"An action-lover's dream." -- The Bulletin of the Center for Children's Books
"A unique, fast-paced story." -- School Library Connection