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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 children's adventure series officially approved by the Albert Einstein Archives.

'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

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 children's adventure series officially approved by the Albert Einstein Archives.
Max Einstein is a typical 12-year-old. She…

Goes to college every day
Plays speed chess in the park
Builds inventions that help the homeless
And talks to Albert Einstein

All normal stuff, right?

Until one day when 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 as The Corporation doesn’t get to her first…

Reviews

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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Formats & editions

  • Paperback

    9781784759827

    February 19, 2019

    Arrow

    400 pages

    RRP $14.99

    Online retailers

    • Abbey's Bookshop
    • Amazon
    • Angus & Robertson Bookworld
    • Booktopia
    • Boomerang Books
    • Collins Booksellers
    • Dymocks
    • Books Kinokuniya
    • The Nile
    • QBD
    • Readings
    • Robinsons Bookshop
    Or

    Find your local bookstore at booksellers.org.au

  • Hardback

    9781784759803

    October 18, 2018

    Arrow

    352 pages

    RRP $24.99

    Online retailers

    • Abbey's Bookshop
    • Amazon
    • Angus & Robertson Bookworld
    • Booktopia
    • Boomerang Books
    • Collins Booksellers
    • Dymocks
    • Books Kinokuniya
    • The Nile
    • QBD
    • Readings
    • Robinsons Bookshop
    Or

    Find your local bookstore at booksellers.org.au

  • Trade Paperback

    9781784759810

    October 15, 2018

    Arrow

    352 pages

    RRP $16.99

    Online retailers

    • Abbey's Bookshop
    • Amazon
    • Angus & Robertson Bookworld
    • Booktopia
    • Boomerang Books
    • Collins Booksellers
    • Dymocks
    • Books Kinokuniya
    • The Nile
    • QBD
    • Readings
    • Robinsons Bookshop
    Or

    Find your local bookstore at booksellers.org.au

  • EBook

    9781473561311

    October 18, 2018

    Cornerstone Digital

    352 pages

    Online retailers

    • iBooks
    • Amazon Kindle
    • Booktopia
    • eBooks
    • Google Play
    • Kobo

Extract

Chapter 1

The stench of horse manure woke Max Einstein with a jolt.

“Of course!”

Even though she was shivering, she threw off her blanket and hopped out of bed.

Actually, it wasn’t really a bed. More like a lumpy, water-stained mattress with frayed seams. But that didn’t matter. Ideas could come wherever they wanted. She raced down the dark hall. The floorboards—bare planks laid across rough beams—creaked and wobbled with every step. Her red hair, of course, was a bouncing tangle of wild curls. It was always a bouncing tangle of wild curls. Max rapped her knuckles on a lopsided door hanging off rusty hinges.

“Mr. Kennedy?” She knocked again. “Mr. Kennedy?”

“What the…” came a sleepy mumble. “Max?” Are you okay?”

Max took that question as permission to enter Mr. Kennedy’s apartment. She practically burst through his wonky door.

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