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The Smartest Kid in the Universe

The Smartest Kid in the Universe

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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

Author: Chris Grabenstein
Publisher: Random House Books for Young Readers
Published: 12/01/2020
Pages: 304
Binding Type: Hardcover
Weight: 0.90lbs
Size: 8.60h x 5.70w x 1.10d
ISBN: 9780525647782
Age Range: 8-12

Accelerated Reader:
Reading Level: 4.7
Point Value: 7
Interest Level: Middle Grade
Quiz #/Name: 510675 / Smartest Kid in the Universe


Review Citation(s):
Booklist 09/01/2020 pg. 110
Kirkus Reviews 09/15/2020
School Library Journal 10/01/2020 pg. 75
Publishers Weekly 10/05/2020

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.

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