*#1 New York Times Bestseller*
*USA Today Bestseller*
What Harry Potter did for magic, Max Einstein does for kids' imaginations! #1 bestselling author James Patterson has written the first and only children's adventure novel officially approved by the Albert Einstein Archives.
Max Einstein is not your typical genius. She...
-Hacks the computer system at NYU to attend classes
-Builds inventions to help the homeless
-And talks to Albert Einstein! (Okay that's just in her imagination)
But everything changes when Max is recruited by a mysterious organization! Their mission: solve some of the world's toughest problems using science. She's helped by a diverse group of young geniuses from around the globe as they invent new ways to power the farthest reaches of the planet. But that's only if the sinister outfit known only as The Corporation doesn't get to her first...
Max Einstein is a heroine for the modern age and will be looked up to by readers for generations to come.
About the Author
James Patterson received the Literarian Award for Outstanding Service to the American Literary Community from the National Book Foundation. He holds the Guinness World Record for the most #1 New York Times bestsellers, including Middle School, I Funny, and Jacky Ha-Ha, and his books have sold more than 375 million copies worldwide. A tireless champion of the power of books and reading, Patterson created a children's book imprint, JIMMY Patterson, whose mission is simple: "We want every kid who finishes a JIMMY Book to say, 'PLEASE GIVE ME ANOTHER BOOK.'" He has donated more than one million books to students and soldiers and funds over four hundred Teacher Education Scholarships at twenty-four colleges and universities. He has also donated millions of dollars to independent bookstores and school libraries. Patterson invests proceeds from the sales of JIMMY Patterson Books in pro-reading initiatives.
Hometown:Palm Beach, Florida
Date of Birth:March 22, 1947
Place of Birth:Newburgh, New York
Education:B.A., Manhattan College, 1969; M.A., Vanderbilt University, 1971
Most Helpful Customer Reviews
I've not read Max Einstein ... but seeing the book evokes wonderful memories of a series of books I read as a child: The Marvelous Inventions Of Alvin Fernald, by Clifford B. Hicks. If you can find any of his books in a library or online... I encourage you to do so!
This was a delightful beginning to a new series. The Genius Experiment embraces science and Albert Einstein along with all the brilliant and compassionate things he stood for, while also tacking timely issues like female empowerment, climate change and what it means to be a compassionate human. But don't worry, while the topics addressed in the book are important and serious, Max and her diverse and equally brilliant friends implement their madcap plans with age-appropriate humor and excitement. My inner tween felt that same rush I used to get reading Harriet the Spy, Trixie Beldon, and Nancy Drew. You're going to love this one.
I got this book for my 8 yr old daughter. I didn’t expect much from a kids book. But I was pleasantly surprised by the story and how it intertwined Dr. Einstein and his scientific work into this book. It’s a pleasure to read.