- Short-listed, Red Cedar Book Award
- Short-listed, Hackmatack Children’s Choice Book Award
- Short-listed, Tiny Torgi Literary Award, Audio category, CNIB Library for the Blind
- Short-listed, Science in Society Book Award, Canadian Science Writers’ Association
- Short-listed, Information Book Award, Children’s Literature Roundtables of Canada
- Short-listed, Silver Birch Award, Ontario Library Association
- Winner, Book of the Year, ForeWord Magazine
- Winner, Best Bets, Ontario Library Association
- Winner, Best Books List, Science Books and Film
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.close this panel
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.
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.
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.
This introduction to the life of Einstein is as informative as it is appealing.
[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.