Title: Odd Boy Out: Young Albert Einstein
Author: Dan Brown
Illustrator: Carol Goldberg
Reviewed by: Alex G., Grade V
The book Odd Boy Out is about the story of Albert Einstein and important details of his life how he struggled as a child at home and in school.
For his parents he was a fat, angry and odd boy.For his teachers he was disinterested in school work and even one teacher said he would "never get anywhere in life." But for the world he was a genius.
Albert Einstein was born in Ulm Germany 1879, lived in Munich and as a young adult he moved to Milan Italy. As an adult he found a job in Switzerland in a government library for new inventions. Albert Einstein marries and becomes a father. He died in New Jersey in 1955.
I learned about Albert Einstein's life. Some unusual information i learned was that he loved playing violin especially Mozart, he was a great mathematician, he hated school and every subject with the exception of music and math.
What intrigued me the most about Albert Einstein was how his teachers thought he would never get anywhere in life but then he became a genius earning the nobel prize.
Some of the questions I have after reading the book are:
1. Why was he interested in math?
2. Why was he so interested in Mozart?
3. Why was he angry all the time?
Overall I liked the illustrations in the book because the illustrator used cartoon expressions to tell the story so it made it more fun for me.
I particularly liked the page where Albert Einstein is walking with the baby carriage and in the black background there are symbols of numbers, letters and rays of light. illustrating with those symbols probably everything that was going inside his mind.
I liked this book and will recommend it to others because it was short, easy to read but with great information to learn more about the life of Albert Einstein.
I personally think this is a great book for readers that have a great interest in history.
Reviewed by: Daniel M., Grade III
The book is about the life of Albert Einstein, especially his childhood. It shows us how Albert Einstein was as a child and him growing up at home and in school.
I learned that Albert Einstein was an angry child and that he frustrated his teachers. I also learned that he moved to Italy with special permission.
The pictures help tell the story and do not distract me from reading the book.
I would recommend this book because it is interesting and gives information about Albert Einstein as a child.
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