Published by Elephant's Bookshelf Press on December 8, 2014
"Everyone needs a little magic in their life."
Twelve-year-old Billy Bobble and his best friend Suzy Quinofski didn't mean to change the universe. Billy, a quantum physics prodigy, just wanted to find a way to help his hoarding, schizophrenic mother – and maybe impress a coven of older girls in high school. Suzy, his intellectual equal, wanted to help her friend and cling to her last remnant of childhood, a belief in magic. Together they made Billy a real, working, magic wand, and opened a door to the Quantum World where thoughts create reality, and all things – good and bad – are possible.
Stick BFFs Billy and Suzy together, along with their extreme expertise and you get a fun filled middle level novel with a message as well as adventure. Super smart and already in high school early, Billy and Suzy put their skills to work. Science and magic is woven throughout. The two create a magic wand that has some big time powers. How they use the wand and their encounters with others is the overall storyline. The author did a great job of building on events within the story. I specifically liked that the main characters were of both gender. Both highly smart and interested in Science. Giving the reader of any age and gender an authentic reading experience. This is one book that I’m sure my 11 year old son will want to read now that I’m finished.
The Buzz About the Book
“What a great read! I must have been under a magic spell reading it – read it in one day, which I only do if the book is very good. I encourage all readers to pick up this book and spend an afternoon with the quantum-physics-knowing, often-bullied, lovable Billy Bobble and his intellectual equal, best friend Suzy Quinofski.” ~ Books4theSoul, Amazon
“My inner geek smiled a lot while reading this book. Theories and ideas I had never heard of flew over my head… but at every mention, I grinned. I LOVE a book that tackles tough subjects, embellishes them and embraces it. These characters aren’t afraid of challenges, facing a bunch both personally and scientifically.” ~ Kirstin, Amazon
“I think that this is a great book and I think that kids will like it a lot, because I did!” ~ Alec S., Amazon
Billy Bobble Makes A Magic Wand, is R.S. Mellette’s debut novel from Elephant Bookshelf’s Press. Prior to Billy Bobble, Mellette had Sci-Fi short stories published in the anthologies: The Fall: Tales from the Apocalypse, Spring Fevers and Summer’s Edge. Mellette is an Associate Director of Dances With Films (one of MovieMaker Magazine’s top 25 coolest film festivals in the world). He wrote and directed the multi-festival winner, Jacks or Better. He also wrote the first web-to-television intellectual property, “The Xena Scrolls,” for Universal Studio’s Xena: Warrior Princess. On Blue Crush and Nutty Professor II he served as script coordinator. He’s acted in Looney Tunes: Back In Action, Star Trek: Enterprise, Days of Our Lives, Too Young The Hero, and countless stage productions across the US.
Mellette is a member of the Science Fiction Writers of American and a regional board member of the Society of Children’s Book Writers and Illustrators.