Starring Lorenzo, and Einstein Too (Hardcover)
Dial, 9780803732209, 32pp.
Publication Date: April 2, 2009
The Fabulous Fortunatos sing, dance, and juggle brilliantly, so Lorenzo is sure he has been born in to the wrong family - the only thing he can do is math! In fact, he's been building a spaceship on the family's Brooklyn roof. One day, Albert Einstein attends the show, and he recognizes the scribbles on Lorenzo's hand for what they are: genius. The two blast off on a zany adventure, but when homesickness sneaks up on Lorenzo, he learns an important lesson - his family misses him too, and it takes more than one type of talent to make the Fortunatos fabulous.
This endearing and silly story celebrates the power of individuality, the importance of big imagination, and the ways we all fi t in - even when we least expect it.