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Occasionally breaking into the story with a first-person comment, this book’s omniscient narrator tells the story of 11-year-old Simon Bloom, who one day discovers a mysterious, hidden forest in the middle of his New Jersey town. Followed by timid Owen, Simon enters the clearing where a secret, powerful group, the Order of Physics, has just met and disbanded. The adventure begins when a large book pops out of nowhere and decks Simon. Entitled Teachers’ Edition of Physics, the book is filled with scientific formulas that Owen figures out how to use, much like magic spells. His increasing skills—he learns how to control gravity and friction—draw the attention of smart, popular Alysha, who joins Simon and Owen in marveling over the book’s secrets. Together, they must fight against a mysterious woman whose body is tattooed with scientific formulas and who is trying to take over the world. This is great, escapist fare for those smart middle-grade readers who are fascinated by science, magic, and adventure. Grades 4-7. --Diana Tixier Herald --This text refers to an out of print or unavailable edition of this title.
The action is fast-paced; there is lots of slapstick humor...[a] swift and funny read. -- Kirkus Reviews
With its mixture of humor, fast-paced action, and science fiction, this book will certainly appeal to many readers. -- School Library Journal --This text refers to an out of print or unavailable edition of this title.
This really was a really good book I mean I'm really excited to read the other two This book just really appealed me and my imaginationPublished 5 months ago by Janell Edwards
I purchased this book for my 14 year old grandson. From the day he received it (which was a school day), he started reading it and never put it down until he had finished reading,... Read morePublished 16 months ago by Jeffers1
Simon Bloom: The Gravity Keeper is the first in a series of pre-teen-level novels by author Michael Reisman. Read morePublished 18 months ago by MATTHEW B BRISCH
It was a very good book because it had scientific magic which was really cool and it was also super funny! You should definitely get it!Published 18 months ago by chrisfrom
This book was amazing to read and was the perfect combination of real science and science fiction. I would recommend the who trilogy to new and old readersPublished 19 months ago by Rakesh Gupta
My 12yo son says, "Best book in this genre. It's full of action, never slows down, & best of all--it's HILARIOUSLY funny! Read morePublished 21 months ago by Aubrey Lively
My daughter could not stop talking and raving about this book. She absolutely enjoyed reading it. I would recommend this book.Published on June 24, 2013 by Jaclyn V.
My kids and I listened to this book in the car and thought it was fantastic. Simon and his friends are engaging, funny and adventurous. Read morePublished on March 19, 2013 by H. Fisher