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  • Published: 19 February 2019
  • ISBN: 9781784759827
  • Imprint: Arrow
  • Format: Paperback
  • Pages: 352
  • RRP: $18.99

Max Einstein: The Genius Experiment




James Patterson has teamed up with the world's most famous genius to entertain, educate and inspire a generation of children – with the first and only children's book series officially approved by the Albert Einstein Archives.

Albert Einstein + James Patterson = A Must Read!
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 kids' book series officially approved by the Albert Einstein Archives.
Twelve-year-old orphan Max Einstein (like Albert Einstein himself) is not your typical genius. Max hacks the computer system at NYU in order to attend college courses (even though she hates tests), builds homemade inventions to help the homeless, and plays speed chess in the park. Her not-so-normal life is crazy but predictable until...

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 only as The Corporation doesn't get to her first...

Max Einstein is a heroine for the modern age and will be looked up to by readers for generations to come.

  • Pub date: 19 February 2019
  • ISBN: 9781784759827
  • Imprint: Arrow
  • Format: Paperback
  • Pages: 352
  • RRP: $18.99

About the Author

James Patterson

JAMES PATTERSON is one of the best-known and biggest-selling writers of all time. His books have sold in excess of 385 million copies worldwide. He is the author of some of the most popular series of the past two decades – the Alex Cross, Women’s Murder Club, Detective Michael Bennett and Private novels – and he has written many other number one bestsellers including romance novels and stand-alone thrillers.

James is passionate about encouraging children to read. Inspired by his own son who was a reluctant reader, he also writes a range of books for young readers including the Middle School, I Funny, Treasure Hunters, Dog Diaries and Max Einstein series. James has donated millions in grants to independent bookshops and has been the most borrowed author of adult fiction in UK libraries for the past eleven years in a row. He lives in Florida with his wife and son.

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Praise for Max Einstein: The Genius Experiment

“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

“Max Einstein is everything you hope young girls can dream to be: smart, brave, creative, and able to inspire others to be the same. I love this book for all kids who want to dream big!”

Mayim Bialik, New York Times No. 1 bestselling author of Girling Up and Boying Up

“Give this book to the future scientist in your life!”

Jennifer L. Holm, New York Times bestselling author of The Fourteenth Goldfish

“A fast-paced, science-filled caper.”

The Wall Street Journal

“An entertaining and thoughtful exploration of perseverance, friendship, creativity, and identity.”

Publishers Weekly

“This story is packed with excitement and has a brilliant heroine in Max.”

The Week Junior

“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.”

Andrea Reece

“This contemporary story is perfect for today's readers ... Max is a superb role model, feisty and determined and super-intelligent. Science, mystery, friendship, creativity – this book has so much to offer.”

Parents in Touch

“The series combines fast-paced adventure with an invitation for readers to consider some of the most critical problems facing our planet today, and to believe that, through creative thinking, STEM skills, and a willingness to work together, they might be part of the generation to solve them.”

Teach Secondary


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