Ninjas, Piranhas, and Galileo

Ninjas, Piranhas, and Galileo

by Greg Leitich Smith

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ISBN-13: 9781623520298
Publisher: IntoPrint Publishing, LLC
Publication date: 06/15/2013
Pages: 158
Product dimensions: 5.50(w) x 8.50(h) x 0.37(d)
Age Range: 9 - 12 Years

About the Author

Greg Leitich Smith grew up in Chicago and graduated from a science magnet high school. He went on to complete degrees in electrical engineering from the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign and the University of Texas at Austin, and a University of Michigan degree in law.

Greg drew on his own Japanese-German American and adopted background in crafting Elias's and Shohei's families. He now lives with his wife, children's author Cynthia Leitich Smith, and their four cats in Austin, Texas.

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Ninjas, Piranhas, and Galileo 4 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 2 reviews.
Guest More than 1 year ago
I thought this was just fine, but not great. The three main characters were interesting, but the book didn't suck me in. Maybe I was looking for something just a little bit edgier. There's no doubt that Smith can write...perhaps fifth and sixth graders would like it much more than eighth grade and above.
Guest More than 1 year ago
This book can be used effectively in language arts, science, math, social studies, music, photography, acting. The author presents the intellectuality of his characters from three convincing point-of-view. THE NINJAS, PIRANHAS AND GALILEO has love, intrigue, and humor. The Author's Note, however, shouldn't be read by the students until they try the plant experiment and have a court hearing.