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  • Published: 18 January 2022
  • ISBN: 9780525647812
  • Imprint: RHUS Children's Books
  • Format: Paperback
  • Pages: 320
  • RRP: $12.99

The Smartest Kid in the Universe




"Chris Grabenstein just might be the smartest writer for kids in the universe." --James Patterson

Meet the Smartest Kid in the Universe in this fun-packed series from the New York Times Bestselling Author of Escape from Mr. Lemoncello's Library and coauthor of Max Einstein!

Twelve-year-old Jake's middle school is about to be shut down. Jake and his friends know their school's worth saving-if they could only figure out how! When Jake spies a bowl of jellybeans at the hotel where his mom works, he eats them. But uh-oh--those weren't just jellybeans, one of the scientists at his mom's conference is in the process of developing the first ingestible information pills. And THAT'S what Jake ate.

Before long, Jake is the smartest kid in the universe. But the pills haven't been tested yet. And when word gets out about this new genius, people want him. The government. The mega corporations. Not all of them are nice! Can Jake navigate all the ins and outs of his newfound geniusdom (not to mention the ins and outs of middle school!) AND use his smarts to figure out how to save his school? (Hint-it will take someone smart enough to decipher an almost forgotten pirate legend!) It turns out, sometimes even the smartest kid has a lot to learn!

  • Published: 18 January 2022
  • ISBN: 9780525647812
  • Imprint: RHUS Children's Books
  • Format: Paperback
  • Pages: 320
  • RRP: $12.99

About the author

Chris Grabenstein

Chris Grabenstein is an award-winning author of books for children and adults, a playwright, screenwriter, and former advertising executive and improvisational comedian.

Winner of two Anthony and four Agatha Awards, he is also the co-author with James Patterson of The #1 New York Times bestseller I FUNNY.

A former writer for Jim Henson's Muppets and past president of the New York Chapter of the Mystery Writers of America, Chris co-wrote the screenplay for the CBS-TV movie, The Christmas Gift, starring John Denver.

He lives in New York City with his wife, three cats, and a rescue dog named Fred, who starred in Chitty Chitty Bang Bang on Broadway. You can visit Chris (and Fred) at www.ChrisGrabenstein.com

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Praise for The Smartest Kid in the Universe

Here's what people are saying about The Smartest Kid in the Universe: "Clever, fast-paced and incredibly funny—Chris Grabenstein has done it again." —Stuart GibbsNew York Times bestselling author of Spy School “It’s pure jelly-bean-enhanced entertainment and a perfect escape. . . . A rollicking good time.” —The New York Times “Grabenstein is the author of the best-selling Mr. Lemoncello series, and this new volume, packed with wacky hijinks, will appeal to his legions of fans.” —Booklist, starred review “Grabenstein delivers once again...with a book that will appeal to even the most reluctant readers.” —School Library Journal, starred review "Grabenstein returns with another fact-filled, puzzle-packed, multigenre romp. High-paced humor. . . . Clever, concise, and compelling." —Kirkus Reviews “This amusing adventure also works as a humorous love letter to public education and dedicated teachers.” Publishers Weekly

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