Frank Einstein and the Antimatter Motor (Frank Einstein series #1) (Hardcover)

Book One

By Jon Scieszka, Brian Biggs (Illustrator)

Harry N. Abrams, 9781419712180, 192pp.

Publication Date: August 19, 2014

Other Editions of This Title:
Digital Audiobook (8/18/2014)
Paperback (4/11/2017)
Prebound (4/11/2017)
Hardcover (11/4/2014)
CD-Audio (8/26/2014)
Paperback (8/19/2014)

List Price: 13.95*
* Individual store prices may vary.

About the Author

Jon Scieszka’s books include The Stinky Cheese Man and Other Fairly Stupid Tales and Battle Bunny. He is the founder of Guys Read and the first National Ambassador for Young People’s Literature. He lives in Brooklyn. Visit him at

Brian Biggs is the creator of the Everything Goes picture-book series and has collaborated on a number of projects, including Jon Scieszka’s bestselling Frank Einstein series. He lives in Philadelphia. Visit him at

Praise For Frank Einstein and the Antimatter Motor (Frank Einstein series #1): Book One

"Brian Biggs’ cartoon-tastic two-color illustrations add the perfect punch to the “diary” look so many young readers have come to embrace. Scieszka clearly knows his audience and plays right into their hands, as this series promises entertainment but supports it with real science. There are plenty of explosions and experiments to inspire reluctant readers to don the lab coats and start inventing!"

— Sharon Verbeten

"Biggs’s cartoonish illustrations, including a number of science-y diagrams featuring subjects ranging from pizza toppings to the inner workings of a flatulent cow, complement the text perfectly. With a second book already in the works, this definitely smells like a hit series."

— Sam Bloom

"Wacky characters, including a hip Grampa Al and a chimpanzee who uses sign language, make this fast-paced story a great choice for readers who want lots of laughs."

— Tracy Scaglione, Library Media Specialist, Dorsett Shoals Elementary, Douglasville, Georgia