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Jack and the Geniuses: At the Bottom of the World Hardcover – April 4, 2017
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Let's get on to the plot. The 3 main kids are super independent (somehow they legally accomplished this task?!). They don't even go to school -- the work with their instructors online, and homeschool. These three siblings may be ethnically different, but are part of the same family, and work together on the same team, and that's what I enjoyed. Family is who you make into your family.
The kids go on an amazing adventure to Antarctica. All because they caught the eye of inventor extraordinaire, Henry Witherspoon. Or as the kids call him, Hank. With a few silly-sounding inventions under his belt, and the means to engineer whatever he desires, who knows where he'll take his new tagalong friends? Well, Antarctica, obviously! I found it rather refreshing to read a story that really tells you how the scientists work down there. It's a whole continent that's basically devoted to... well, the study of science. (I know, I know. I mentioned the 'science' word so many times in this review, but it's such a prevalent element in the book.) But it's definitely NOT a 'textbook' boring kinda book. It's a thrill-seeking adventure into great unknowns. It makes learning seem soooo cool.
Boys and girls alike will love this series.
Thanks to NetGalley for a free copy of this book; I was not required to post a review.
The characters were so fun that it was easy to spark discussions on each one, and how they differed yet continued to work together. Who was he more like, what would this character do in a hypothetical situation.
The plot so engrossing that even my 7 year old sat with us, laughing at loud, asking questions, begging for a few more pages. I homeschool, and love it when a book brings about this type of discussion and delight in my kids.
Of course, then there's the fact that I, as an adult woman was able to enjoy the quirky story line and unique characters. Not to mention the way it encouraged learning and intelligence, adventure and experimentation.
Simply delightful for the whole family!