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On a Beam of Light: A Story of Albert Einstein

Category: Book
By (author): Berne, Jennifer
Illustrated By: Radunsky, Vladimir
Subject:  JUVENILE NONFICTION / Biography & Autobiography / General
  JUVENILE NONFICTION / Biography & Autobiography / Science & Technology
  JUVENILE NONFICTION / Science & Nature / Physics
Audience: children/juvenile
Publisher: Chronicle Books
Published: April 2013
Format: Book-hardcover
Pages: 56
Size: 9.66in x 10.22in x 0.50in
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From The Publisher*A boy rides a bicycle down a dusty road. But in his mind, he envisions himself traveling at a speed beyond imagining, on a beam of light. This brilliant mind will one day offer up some of the most revolutionary ideas ever conceived. From a boy endlessly fascinated by the wonders around him, Albert Einstein ultimately grows into a man of genius recognized the world over for profoundly illuminating our understanding of the universe. Jennifer Berne and VladimirRadunsky invite the reader to travel along with Einstein on a journey full of curiosity, laughter, and scientific discovery. Parents and children alike will appreciate this moving story of the powerful difference imagination can make in any life.
Review Quote*PRAISE FOR MANFISH: 'Atmospheric . . . luminous.' - Booklist, Starred Review 'This poetic profile of a doer and a dreamer is certain to inspire fresh interest in discovering, and in caring for, our world's wonders.' - Kirkus Reviews, Starred Review PRAISE FOR VLADIMIR RADUNSKY: NYT Best Illustrated Book (for THE MIGHTY ASPARAGUS) 'Stylized, hand-colored, cut-paper art triumphantly illustrates this playful paean' - Publishers Weekly, starred review (for THE MAESTRO PLAYS) 'Radunsky . . . . expertly captures the poem's tone and makes the slide down into dreamland well-nigh inevitable.' - Kirkus Reviews, starred review (for WHERE THE GIANT SLEEPS) 'Bows to no one.' - Kirkus Reviews, starred review (for HIP HOP DOG)
Biographical NoteJennifer Berne is the author of the acclaimed Manfish, about Jacques Cousteau, and spends her time writing children's books about the subjects she loves most-our amazing universe and the people who are passionate about it. She lives in Copake, New York. Vladimir Radunsky, when not creating award-winning children's books, refills his soul with the sounds of Bach, Chopin, and Snoop Dogg. He lives in Rome, Italy.