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Max Einstein: The Genius Experiment

Written by James Patterson

Part of the Max Einstein Series Series

Key Stage 2 Humorous Science / Technology

LoveReading View on Max Einstein: The Genius Experiment

Science and adventure and shaping the future

Max Einstein is a genius; aged 12 she’s already enrolled herself at university, where she’s careful to score perfect Cs in every test (she doesn’t want to stand out). She’s also an orphan who lives in a squat. Two very different groups of people have plans for Max though – the CMI (Change Makers Institute) and the equally mysterious but far more sinister Corp. Whisked away to study with other super-brainy kids, she’s challenged to bring about real change for good. The spirit of Einstein runs through this – it’s endorsed by the Einstein Archives – and in particular his belief that the imagination is more important than knowledge.  Max uses her imagination and compassion together to dream up ways to improve the world.  If anyone’s going to save the planet it will have to be the next generation, and this book could be the inspiration they need. As with lots of Patterson’s children’s books, this is smart, funny and fast moving, with real heart beneath the slick packaging.

Andrea Reece

Max Einstein: The Genius Experiment Synopsis

James Patterson has teamed up with the world's most famous genius to entertain and inspire a generation of children - with the first and only children's adventure series officially approved by the Albert Einstein Archives. Max Einstein is a typical 12-year-old. She... Goes to college every day Plays speed chess in the park Builds inventions that help the homeless And talks to Albert Einstein All normal stuff, right? Until one day when Max is recruited by a mysterious organisation! Their mission: solve some of the world's toughest problems using science. She's helped by a diverse group of young geniuses from around the globe as they invent new ways to power the farthest reaches of the planet. But that's only if the sinister outfit known as The Corporation doesn't get to her first...

Max Einstein: The Genius Experiment Press Reviews

James Patterson is the Einstein of fiction and has solved the equation for storytelling: Adventure + Science = AWESOME!   -- Tom Fletcher

Any young readers out there interested in science and adventure ... this book is brilliant! -- Tim Peake, astronaut

A really enjoyable read - Max is a wonderful character. I would have devoured this book when I was younger! -- Libby Jackson, author of A Galaxy of Her Own

An inspirational page-turner that won't let you down. This book celebrates the importance of young people's new ideas and endless imaginations. -- Rachel Ignotofsky, Sunday Times bestselling author of Women in Science

If you're interested in science, mysteries, or courageous heroines, this is a must-read! -- Chelsea Clinton

Book Information

ISBN: 9781784759827
Publication date: 7th February 2019
Author: James Patterson
Publisher: Arrow (Young) an imprint of Cornerstone
Format: Paperback
Pagination: 352 pages
Year Groups: Key Stage 2
Topics: Humorous, Science / Technology

About James Patterson

James Patterson is one of the best-known and biggest selling writers of all time. He is the author of some of the bestselling series of the past decade: the Women's Murder Club, the Alex Cross novels and Maximum Ride, and he has written many other number one bestsellers including romance novels and stand alone thrillers. He has won an Edgar award, the mystery world's highest honour. He lives in Florida with his wife and son, seen pictured here. Best known for his thrillers he also writes for children and is passionate about encouraging children to develop a love of reading. ...

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