The Smartest Kid in the Universe, Book 1 (Hardcover)
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"Chris Grabenstein just might be the smartest writer for kids in the universe." --James Patterson
What if you could learn everything just by eating jellybeans?! Meet the Smartest Kid in the Universe and find out in this fun-packed new series from the Bestselling Author of Escape from Mr. Lemoncello's Library and coauthor of Max Einstein!
12 year old Jake's middle school is about to be shut down--unless Jake and his friends can figure out how to save it. When Jake spies a bowl of jellybeans at the hotel where his mom works, he eats them. But those weren't just jellybeans, one of the scientists at his mom's conference is developing the world's 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 good people! Can Jake navigate the ins and outs of his newfound geniusdom (not to mention the ins and outs of middle school) and use his smarts to save his school? BONUS! Includes extra brainteasers to test your smarts! Don't miss the next Smartest Kid in the Universe—Genius Camp!
About the Author
CHRIS GRABENSTEIN is the New York Times bestselling author of the Mr. Lemoncello and the Welcome to Wonderland series, as well as the coauthor of many page-turners with James Patterson, including the Max Einstein series, and of Shine! cowritten with Chris's wife J.J. Grabenstein. Chris lives in New York City. Visit Chris at ChrisGrabenstein.com and on Twitter at @CGrabenstein.
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 Gibbs, New 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