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Starred Review. Grade 5–8—Krull once again demonstrates her ability to balance a description of the personality of a genius with the significance of his contribution to science. In 13 chapters, she addresses the myths of Einstein as a poorly performing student who "bugged his teachers" and an unlikely genius known for his "bedhead." The author employs colloquial terms and concrete examples to make her work both engaging and accessible to young audiences. While delivering Einstein's theories is a task few biographers could accomplish, Krull's use of imagery, like Einstein's own thought pictures, will give readers a reasonable idea of his theorems. Einstein is depicted as a rebel student, absentminded scientist, and distracted parent who made mistakes and had his regrets, but who also retained his curiosity and continued to work on answering the questions he imagined. The final chapter explains why he was important, and how modern experiments continue to prove his theories. Kulikov's pen-and-ink illustrations offer lighthearted interpretations of the text. A useful list of quality resources indicates which titles are appropriate for young readers.—Janet S. Thompson, Chicago Public Library END

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"Krull delivers a splendidly humane biography of that gold standard of brilliance, Albert Einstein...Another standout in a uniformly stellar series." —Kirkus, starred review

"Krull once again demonstrates her ability to balance a description of the personality of a genius with the significance of his contribution to science." —School Library Journal

"[An] engrossing and remarkably accessible biography." —Horn Book
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Product Details

  • Age Range: 8 - 12 years
  • Grade Level: 3 - 7
  • Lexile Measure: 1050L (What's this?)
  • Series: Giants of Science
  • Hardcover: 144 pages
  • Publisher: Viking Books for Young Readers (October 15, 2009)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 0670063320
  • ISBN-13: 978-0670063321
  • Product Dimensions: 5.8 x 0.8 x 8.5 inches
  • Shipping Weight: 12.5 ounces (View shipping rates and policies)
  • Average Customer Review: 4.3 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (11 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #390,739 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

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KATHLEEN KRULL is well known for her innovative, award-winning nonfiction for young readers, which includes the successful Lives of... series. Kathleen Krull lives in San Diego, CA. Visit her at www.kathleenkrull.com AND http://facebook.com/kathleen.krull

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No one thought the boy would amount to anything at all. He had a temper and would throw things at his little sister, Maja. He probably exasperated his parents because even the maid said he was "the dopey one" and his governess said he was "father bore." The kids at school, who didn't mince words, had some very unkind words for him. The family lived in Swabia, Germany as did his Uncle Jakob who became his mentor. He also was fortunate enough to have Max Talmud as an "informal tutor." Albert Einstein needed a lot of help because he just wasn't like other children. There were many fallacies surrounding this eccentric genius such as claims he did poorly in school, but the fact of the matter was that he "got good grades in everything, including math."

For some time things didn't bode well for him. He dropped out of school when he was fifteen and to add insult to injury, the family finances became troubled. He didn't do well with authority figures and had "no tolerance for fools." It looked like the family was going to be stuck with a dunce and "lazy dog." Finally, after a long struggle, he was accepted at Polytechnic and met Mileva Marie, someone who had faith in him. He later garnered a job as a patent clerk, but was "turned down for every academic position he applied for." He had many "beautiful ideas" in his head and by 1905 began to publish numerous stunning papers. What happened that made this "dopey one" get up and make the world take notice?

I enjoyed the way this book was written because it didn't throw out a simplistic account of Einstein's life, it threw in everything from the physics to the scandal and intrigue. I discovered a few things about him I had never known, specifically a few of the more scandalous items (no spoilers here).
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Although a good read, I thought this book was too advanced for my son who is 10 years old. We purchased the book for him to read for a biography book report. The book focused much more on Einstein's discoveries and theories than on his life in general. My son is an advanced reader, but much of the vocabulary was over his head. I had to read the book and explain a great deal in order for him to understand enough to do the report.
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ALBERT EINSTEIN is illustrated with black and white drawings by Boris Kulikov and explores a genius who was not actually a scientist in the ordinary sense of the word. Einstein didn't like to work in a lab, rarely did experiments to back up his theories, and had trouble working on math proofs - but he was a thinker whose 'thought experiments' changed the world of physics. ALBERT EINSTEIN provides a lively 140-page biography perfect for any young adult interested in producing reports of famous people.
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I'm not sure what to think about this book. The writing was engaging and did a good job developing Einstein's personality. I liked how the author explained difficult laws of science in an easy-to-understand manner for young readers. That brings me to why I gave this book two stars. This book is written to 8-12 year olds, yet does not shy away from discussing his affairs and immoral relationships. While Krull points out the consequences of Einstein not working well with those over him (such as college professors), she does not point out any problem with his sexually immoral choices. In our overly sexualized culture, children ages 8-12 do not need to be reading material that treats affairs like common place activities that have no consequences. I was very disappointed the author did not handle this aspect of Einstein's life differently in a book geared toward elementary children.
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My son read this and wrote a book report on it. While I am not sure whether he was able to grasp everything in the book, I am certain he learned a lot. He also got 100% on his report.
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Easy read for high school science classes. Great opportunities for young people to relate to experiences of famous, but not necessarily well understood, scientists.
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