Albert Einstein

Elizabeth MacLeod

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 creation of the atom bomb?

Using photographs, maps, quotes, letters and drawings, this biography in the Snapshots: Images of People and Places in History series introduces young readers to Albert Einstein. Also included are a timeline of his life and a list of places to visit to learn more about one of history's greatest thinkers.

978-1-55337-397-1 | Feb 1, 2003
List Price: USD $6.95, CAD $7.95
4-color 8 1/2 x 11 32 pages
Grades: 3 To 7 / Ages: 8 to 12

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Awards & Reviews

“MacLeod's text is lively and direct, and she has a knack for making challenging terms like “theoretical physicist” and “electromagnetism” seem like child's play.”
— Quill and Quire, February 2003
“The lively mix of text, sidebars, photographs, newspaper excerpts, equations, and Einstein's handwritten notes adds up to a format inviting browsing and offering much information to closer readers.”
— Kirkus Review, February 2003
“This introduction to the life of Einstein is as informative as it is appealing.”
— Booklist, March 2003
“[This book] provides a wonderful glimpse into the genius and charm of the beloved scientist, Albert Einstein. This is a story suitable for a wide range of student readers that illuminates not only biographical data about his life, but reveals to the reader the human side of this venerable icon of scientific knowledge.”
— Science Books and Films, May 2003
“Albert Einstein: A Life of Genius is a superb juvenile biography that blends clear text with scrapbook like graphics. It will capture the imagination of elementary and middle school readers.”
— Science Scope, October 2003
2006 - Red Cedar Book Award, Short-listed
2005 - Hackmatack Children's Choice Book Award, Short-listed
2004 - Information Book Award, Children's Literature Roundtables of Canada, Short-listed
2004 - Book of the Year - Bronze Medal, ForeWord Magazine, Winner
2004 - Tiny Torgi Literary Award, Audio category, CNIB Library for the Blind, Short-listed
2004 - Silver Birch Award, Ontario Library Association, Short-listed
2004 - Science in Society Book Award, Canadian Science Writers' Association, Short-listed
2003 - Best Books List, Science Books and Film, Winner
2003 - Best Bets, Ontario Library Association, Winner

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