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On a Beam of Light

On a Beam of Light

A Story of Albert Einstein

By Jennifer Berne, Pictures by Vladimir Radunsky


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A boy rides a bicycle down a dusty road. But in his mind, he envisions
himself traveling at a speed beyond imagining, on a beam of light. This
brilliant mind will one day offer up some of the most revolutionary ideas ever
conceived. From a boy endlessly fascinated by the wonders around him,
Albert Einstein ultimately grows into a man of genius recognized the world
over for profoundly illuminating our understanding of the universe. Jennifer
Berne and Vladimir Radunsky invite the reader to travel along with Einstein
on a journey full of curiosity, laughter, and scientific discovery. Parents and
children alike will appreciate this moving story of the powerful difference
imagination can make in any life.

More Details

Size: 10 x 9 5/8 in;
Pages: 56 pp;
Guided Reading Level: N Age 6 t o 9
Format: Hardcover
Publication: April 2013
ISBN: 9780811872355
ISBN10: 811872351
Jennifer Berne is the author of the acclaimed Manfish, about Jacques Cousteau, and spends her time writing children’s books about the subjects she loves most—our amazing universe and the people who are passionate about it. She lives in Copake, New York.

Vladimir Radunsky, when not creating award-winning children’s books, refills his soul with the sounds of Bach, Chopin, and Snoop Dogg. He lives in Massachusetts.

Media Reviews

"A book as special as its subject."
Booklist, starred review

"A splendid introduction to a man who never stopped questioning."
Kirkus Reviews, starred review

"Truly amazing."
The Horn Book, starred review

“Richly imagined, beautifully designed, impressionistic biography.”
School Library Journal, starred review