Amy Keltner's Reviews > Odd Boy Out: Young Albert Einstein

Odd Boy Out by Don  Brown
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Dec 09, 11

Read in December, 2011

1. Biography/Autobiography
2. A picture book describing the life of Albert Einstein. Describing his life including his family and the various places that he lived.
3. a: The greatest strength from the book is how the pictures explain the incidents that are occurring in young Albert's life. It is written in a style to which is easy to understand and yet extremely informative.
b: The use of the language of the story is one that allows one to have empathy with Albert. "The Einstein's move to the large city of Munich. There, Albert's parents encourage his independence and take the unusual step of allowing four year old Albert to wander the streets unattended." Although, he was fine in this circumstance it shows how much of an individualist he was.
c: The story gives you a great insight into Albert's life. He was either misunderstood or just left alone to entertain himself. "Young Albert does well in the school subjects that he likes and ignores the others. He like math. Not so , Latin and Greek. When questioned in class, Albert lingers over his responses, frustrating see his life's move as he quietly repeats the answer to himself. Is Albert dull witted? the teachers wonder.
4. This book was very informative about Albert Einstein. I would use these book as an intro to a math topic or historical outlook on Einstein.
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