Odd Boy Out (Paperback)
Young Albert Einstein
HMH Books for Young Readers, 9780547014357, 32pp.
Publication Date: June 16, 2008
In spare, precise text filled with graceful detail and accompanied by sometimes humorous, sometimes lonely portraits, Don Brown introduces us to the less than magnificent beginnings of an odd boy out. The result is a tender rendering of the adventures of growing up for one of the most important thinkers of the twentieth century.
About the Author
Don Brown is the award-winning author and illustrator of many picture book biographies. He has been widely praised for his resonant storytelling and his delicate watercolor paintings that evoke the excitement, humor, pain, and joy of lives lived with passion. School Library Journal has called him "a current pacesetter who has put the finishing touches on the standards for storyographies." He lives in New York with his family.
Praise For Odd Boy Out: Young Albert Einstein…
Horn Book, Starred
Humanely and humorously depicted... Kids won't need to understand relativity to appreciate Einstein's passage from lonely oddball to breathtaking genius.
Kirkus Reviews, Starred
Readers...will be heartened by the parallels between their own experiences and those of an iconic science guy.
Brown at his best as he zeroes in on those telling traits that trim a larger-than-life figure down to size.
Bulletin of the Center for Children's Books
Through eloquent narrative and illustration, Brown offers a thoughtful introduction to an enigmatic man.
School Library Journal
Brown's narrative and appealingly quirky...art effectively illuminate the eccentricities and intelligence of Einstein the boy and the man.
Library Media Connection