Peter Graves Book Summary and Study Guide

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It took a healthy dash of boldness and an unhealthy amount of curiosity to make young Peter Graves visit the lab of eccentric inventor Houghton F. Furlong. But Peter's curiosity pays off big time when he discovers Houghton has created Furloy, an antigravity metal with unlimited possibilities. Using Furloy, Houghton has constructed a gravity-defying harness that allows its wearer to leap over buildings and run fifty miles an hour. But when Peter unleashes one of Houghton's more unstable inventions, he accidentally demolishes the inventor's entire house and everything in it. To rebuild Houghton's home, Peter dons the antigravity harness and embarks on a series of fantastic money-raising stunts that attracts the attention of reporters, magicians, and a scheming businessman.
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Can Peter earn enough money to repay Houghton before the secret of his powers is exposed?

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Plot & Themes

Composition of Book Descript. of chases or violence 20%planning/preparing, gather info, debate puzzles/motives 40%Feelings, relationships, character bio/development 20%Descript. of society, phenomena (tech), places 20% Tone of book    -   humorous or laughable FANTASY or SCIENCE FICTION?    -   science fiction story Magical Beings/Mental/Magical/Powers    -   Yes magical powers:    -   flying (scifi)

Main Character

Identity:    -   Male Profession/status:    -   student Age:    -   a teen If magical mental powers:    -   is very quick


Earth setting:    -   20th century Takes place on Earth?    -   Yes

Writing Style

Accounts of torture and death?    -   no torture/death scientific jargon? (SF only)    -   some scientific explanation How much dialogue?    -   roughly even amounts of descript and dialog

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