Frank Einstein and the Antimatter Motor by Jon Scieszka

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Real-life science meets science fiction in this exciting and humorous new series from bestselling author Jon Scieszka.


Frank Einstein and the Antimatter Motor by Jon Scieszka

Frank Einstein loves to tinker, build and take things apart. He loves to observe, hypothesise, experiment and invent. Frank Einstein is a kid genius who loves figuring out how the world works by creating household contraptions that are part science, part imagination and definitely unusual. After an uneventful experiment with a garage-lab artificially intelligent RoboBug, a lightning storm and a flash of electricity, Frank's inventions--the robots Klink and Klank--suddenly come to life. Not exactly the ideal lab partners, the wise-cracking Klink and the overly expressive Klank are a help nonetheless as Frank attempts to perfect his Dark Energy Drive ...that is until Frank's arch nemesis, T. Edison, steals Klink and Klank for his evil doomsday plan! With the help of his friends, Frank sets out to rescue the robots and stop T. Edison from carrying out his twisted plans! Using real science and drawing inspiration from the classic pulp stories of Tom Swift, Jon Scieszka has created a unique world of adventure and science fiction.


First in a new series by bestselling Jon Scieszka, Frank Einstein and the Antimatter Motor manages to successfully create a humourous and wacky story based around lots of scientific facts...The narrative is fast-paced and is greatly aided by the fabulous two-tone artwork by Brian Briggs which brings so much to the text. Library Mice 'The story is super exciting because they have to battle Edison and his chimpanzee henchman

's Books Hilarious robot antics abound with child genius Frank and his trusty sidekick Watson in their bid to win the Midville Science Prize. Clever stuff wrapped in an adventure sure to grab the imagination of any young reader. - Youth Libraries Group, September Newsletter Jon Scieszka has created a unique world of adventure and science fiction. Young boys and robots with a life and mind of their own - the perfect combination! - Books Monthly I never thought I could read about the Hadron Collider and smile so all credit to Jon Scieszka for writing an accessible story about science...and I can't wait for the second instalment of Frank's adventures. We Love This Book'

About the Author

Jon Scieszka

Jon Scieszka was the first National Ambassador for Young People's Literature in the USA. He is the author of some of the best known and funniest books written for children and is the creator of the Trucktown series. Jon is a former school teacher and an avid promoter of literacy. Jon lives with his family in New York.

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192 pages


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Amulet Books an imprint of Abrams

Publication date

1st September 2014




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