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Max Einstein: The Genius Experiment

Written by James Patterson

Adventure Stories Books of the Month Featured Books for 11+ readers Featured Books for 9+ readers Humorous Science

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Science and adventure and shaping the future

November 2018 Book of the Month

Max Einstein is a genius; aged 12 she’s already enrolled herself at university, where she’s careful to score perfect Cs in every test (she doesn’t want to stand out). She’s also an orphan who lives in a squat. Two very different groups of people have plans for Max though – the CMI (Change Makers Institute) and the equally mysterious but far more sinister Corp. Whisked away to study with other super-brainy kids, she’s challenged to bring about real change for good. The spirit of Einstein runs through this – it’s endorsed by the Einstein Archives – and in particular his belief that the imagination is more important than knowledge.  Max uses her imagination and compassion together to dream up ways to improve the world.  If anyone’s going to save the planet it will have to be the next generation, and this book could be the inspiration they need. As with lots of Patterson’s children’s books, this is smart, funny and fast moving, with real heart beneath the slick packaging.

Andrea Reece

Other Info

Albert Einstein + James Patterson = A Must Read! James Patterson has teamed up with the world's most famous genius to entertain and inspire a generation of children - with the first and only kids' book series officially approved by the Albert Einstein Archives.

Max Einstein: The Genius Experiment Synopsis

Twelve-year-old orphan Max Einstein (like Albert Einstein himself) is not your typical genius. Max hacks the computer system at NYU in order to attend college courses (even though she hates tests), builds homemade inventions to help the homeless, and plays speed chess in the park. Her not-so-normal life is crazy but predictable until... Max is recruited by a mysterious organisation! 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.

Max Einstein: The Genius Experiment Press Reviews

Praise for the Middle School series by the same author:

“An excellent read” The Guardian Children’s Website on Middle School: Lost in London

“A great pick for reluctant readers” reviewer on Middle School: Ultimate Showdown

“Middle School is my favourite set of books” reviewer on Middle School: How I Survived Bullies, Broccoli and Snake Hill

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All versions of this book

ISBN: 9781784759827
Publication date: 07/02/2019
Publisher: Arrow (Young) an imprint of Cornerstone
Format: Paperback

ISBN: 9781784759803
Publication date: 18/10/2018
Publisher: Arrow (Young) an imprint of Cornerstone
Format: Hardback

Book Information

ISBN: 9781784759803
Publication date: 18th October 2018
Author: James Patterson
Publisher: Arrow (Young) an imprint of Cornerstone
Format: Hardback
Suitable for: 11+ readers, 9+ readers
Genres: Adventure Stories, Humorous, Science
Recommendations: Books of the Month

About James Patterson

James Patterson is one of the best-known and biggest selling writers of all time. He is the author of some of the bestselling series of the past decade: the Women's Murder Club, the Alex Cross novels and Maximum Ride, and he has written many other number one bestsellers including romance novels and stand alone thrillers. He has won an Edgar award, the mystery world's highest honour. He lives in Florida with his wife and son, seen pictured here. Best known for his thrillers he also writes for children and is passionate about encouraging children to develop a love of reading. ...

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