Andy Buckram's Tin Man Author:Carol Ryrie Brink Andy Buckram built four tin men. He put them together from tin cans and scraps of metal and odds and ends, and gave each a special character and personality. — Campbell, Andy's first robot, had a kind of spoiled-baby look that made him a favorite of Andy's young friend, Sparrow. Bucket, built along more practical lines, had a grown-up face and ... more »hooks for hands to bail the Buckram boat. Lily-Belle, Andy's only girl robot, was short and fat and rigged to sing two songs and recite a speech by Senator Quackenbush. And Supercan was just that. he stood six feet tall and could row a boat and add and subtract.
The robots were only handy mechanical toys that Andy loved dearly until the night a thunderstorm flooded the countryside, destroying the Buckram home and electrifying the tin men.
Before he could say "Great frogs and catfish," Andy found himself afloat in a leaky boat and headed for a deserted island with four robots, Sparrow, and his obstreperous baby cousin as fellow passengers.« less