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Albert Einstein: A Life of Genius

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Albert Einstein was one of the most brilliant scientists who ever lived. The theories that he formulated about time, light and gravity have changed how we look at the world, and resulted in many new inventions. But did you know that he was so absent-minded that he once forgot where he lived? Or that, even though he was an advocate of world peace, his work led to the creati ...more
Paperback, 32 pages
Published February 1st 2003 by Kids Can Press (first published February 1st 1998)
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Aryana Ahmad
Apr 20, 2015 Aryana Ahmad rated it it was amazing
1. Personal Reaction: This book was very interesting and very factual all about Einstein. Through all of the things that he had learned and done throughout his life. Since, this book is very recent the book has really good quality pictures and has little pictures on the side with captions to describe them. This book would be really good to do a biography on with this book.
2. Purpose/Use in the classroom: The genre of this book is considered to be a biography. A science unit could be done on Albe
Emily Peer
May 05, 2015 Emily Peer rated it it was amazing
Personal Reaction- I think this book was very good. It is chalk full of information and I read so much stuff that I didn't know about him. The book is filled with pictures and captions and little blurbs on each page giving fun facts. This was a fun read and full of useful information and photos.
Read Aloud: I would use this as a read aloud for a science unit on the background and lives of scientists.
Independent Reading: I would assign this to a child in maybe 4th grade to read on their own if t
Mar 28, 2015 Susan rated it it was amazing
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If you are a fan of Albert Einstein then I highly recommend this children's book.
Feb 22, 2016 Scott rated it liked it
Very nice, short, summary of the life of a remarkable man.
Kristen Leininger
Biography: This book was well-done and extremely interesting. I learned things I hadn't known about Einstein; one being that he married his cousin, another that his brain did not split all the way down like the rest of our brains do, likely increasing potential for nerve connections.
Eagle Watcher
Apr 12, 2011 Eagle Watcher rated it it was amazing
It has a lot of new information and isn't covered with words on every page. This book is special, because it shows more about Albert Einstein's personal life like he played the violin.
Mar 22, 2010 Ron rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
An excellent first biography of Einstein with quotes, illustrations and interesting comments from AE himself. Part of my son's history/science curriculum.
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Elizabeth MacLeod was born on October 21 in Toronto. As a child Liz liked to read Nancy Drew and Anne of Green Gables books, swim, sing, dance, and hang out with her friends. Encouraged by her parents, she began writing stories and poetry for her own enjoyment at the age of 10, her favorite subjects being mad scientists and tyrants who threatened to take over the world.

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