On A Beam of Light

On A Beam of Light

A Story of Albert Einstein

eBook - 2013
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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.
Publisher: San Francisco : Chronicle Books, c2013
ISBN: 9781452113098
1452113092
Characteristics: 1 online resource : ill
Additional Contributors: Radunsky, Vladimir
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AMDLibrary
Aug 16, 2017

A well researched, intimate look in Albert Einstein's path to discovery from childhood onward.
A book that is meant to capture the imagination and invites curiosity, thinking and creativity.
I particularly appreciate the author's careful attention to small details such as Einstein love of thinking in his sailboat, that his feet were happier without socks also that he mentions how Einstein didn't speak until he was well into toddlerhood. Free to be his quirky self allowed his mind space to think creatively.

This book is not necessarily about Einstein's theories and discoveries per se but more about Einstein himself. A gentle reminder to look at how we can free ourselves a little giving ourselves and our children space to think more creatively.

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Lamming
Apr 06, 2016

a fantastic book! A wonder for many different ages and beautifully illustrated!

CRRL_CraigGraziano Jul 16, 2015

The book manages to pack a lot of Einstein's concepts and ideas into simple language, making it not just a great story but a wonderful learning tool as well.

Read more at: http://www.librarypoint.org/on_a_beam_of_light_berne

forbesrachel Mar 01, 2015

On a Beam of Light not only outlines the life of Albert Einstein, but it encourages children to think as well. Think outside the box, be different, be creative, this is how true genius forms. Einstein's life was not one of "normalcy", he did not fit in at school, but his curiosity knew no bounds. The narration wisely gives little in terms of details because this book targets a young audience and specific things like formulas would be discouraging. Rather it focuses on the man himself, his questions, and his childlike exuberance. The thought experiments which he was well known for are not explained in writing, yet they are represented through the illustrations and a note is included in the back. The naive style reflects on the type of person he was, and the paper-like background gives an educated and light look to the whole. Red text highlights some of the key points the author is trying to express. This is a great biography for it can inspire and encourage all those young little geniuses out there.

BCD2013 Jun 12, 2014

NYPL Staff Pick
Young Albert Einstein didn't talk until he was three, but the gift of a compass taught him to question everything. Find out how he grew up to be a scientist celebrated worldwide!

BCD2013 Jun 12, 2014

NYPL Staff Pick
Young Albert Einstein didn't talk until he was three, but the gift of a compass taught him to question everything. Find out how he grew up to be a scientist celebrated worldwide!

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tnorris
Jun 09, 2014

A wonderful and educational book. I may add this to our own personal library as it is one I can see us reading a few more times :)

orange_dolphin_185 Jun 05, 2014

A really educational and easy book about Albert Einstein

JCLChristiH May 18, 2013

Great introductory book to Albert Einstein.

lms May 15, 2013

Picture book about Einstein has earned 4 starred reviews from the reputable sources:

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orange_dolphin_185 Jun 05, 2014

In this book you will learn about the life of Albert Einstein and his theories

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orange_dolphin_185 Jun 05, 2014

Suddenly he knew there were mysteries in the world hidden & silent unknown and unseen

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