Saturday, October 22, 1PM: Pete Hautman


Ginger Crump has two problems:

1. Everyone in her home town of Flinkwater, Iowa is becoming forgetful, and it's starting to be a real problem. We're not talking about losing your keys, we're talking about something much more serious. Her dad forgot that they have a cat, and now her true love Billy has forgotten Ginger. 

2. Someone is on a censorship rampage, and they're attacking the digital versions of books--they've even taken all of the talking animals out of Charlotte's Web!

Something must be done! Luckily, Ginger Crump is up for the challenge.


National Book Award winning author Pete Hautman will tell us all about Ginger, Flinkwater, and his newest book for middle grade, The Forgetting Machine, on Saturday, October 22 at 1PM. Don't forget!



Thursday, 23 April 2015 - 1:00pm
The Forgetting Machine (Flinkwater Chronicles #2) Cover Image
ISBN: 9781481464383
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Published: Simon & Schuster Books for Young Readers - September 20th, 2016

People all over Flinkwater are losing their memories and it's up to Ginger to figure out what's going on in this sequel to the quirky, dryly funny (Booklist) The Flinkwater Factor from National Book Award winning author Pete Hautman.
Absentmindedness in Flinkwater, a town overflowing with eccentric scientists and engineers, is nothing new. Recently, however, the number of confused, forgetful citizens has been increasing, and no one seems to know why. Ginger Crump figures it's none of her business. She has her own problems. Like the strange cat that's been following her around a cat that seems to be able to read. And the report for school due Monday. And the fact that every digital book in Flinkwater has been vandalized by a fanatical censor, forcing Ginger to the embarrassingly retro alternative of reading books printed on dead trees.
But when Ginger's true love and future husband Billy Bates completely forgets who she is, things suddenly get serious, and Ginger swings into action.

The Flinkwater Factor (Flinkwater Chronicles #1) Cover Image
ISBN: 9781481432528
Availability: On Our Shelves Now
Published: Simon & Schuster Books for Young Readers - September 20th, 2016

Ginger must save her high-tech hometown from robots gone rogue in this quirky, dryly funny (Booklist) science fiction novel from National Book Award winning author Pete Hautman.
Welcome to Flinkwater, Iowa, home of the largest manufacturer of Articulated Computerized Peripheral Devices in the world. If you own a robot, it probably came from Flinkwater.
Meet Ginger Crump, the plucky, precocious (and somewhat sarcastic) genius who finds herself in the middle of a national emergency when Flinkwater's computers start turning people into vegetables. Mental vegetables, that is. In Ginger's words, they ve been bonked.
When Ginger's father is bonked, she recruits her self-declared future husband, boy genius Billy George, to help her find the source of the bonkings. Soon they re up against a talking dog, a sasquatch, and a zombie, while Flinkwater is invaded by an army of black SUVs led by the witless-but-dangerous Agent Ffelps from Homeland Security. Can Ginger get to the bottom of the bonkings, or will computer chaos reign forever?

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