Frank Einstein loves to tinker, build and take things apart. He loves to observe, hypothesise, experiment and invent. Frank Einstein is a kid genius who loves figuring out how the world works by creating household contraptions that are part science, part imagination and definitely unusual. After an uneventful experiment with a garage-lab artificially intelligent RoboBug, a lightning storm and a flash of electricity, Frank's inventions--the robots Klink and Klank--suddenly come to life. Not exactly the ideal lab partners, the wise-cracking Klink and the overly expressive Klank are a help nonetheless as Frank attempts to perfect his Dark Energy Drive ...that is until Frank's arch nemesis, T. Edison, steals Klink and Klank for his evil doomsday plan! With the help of his friends, Frank sets out to rescue the robots and stop T. Edison from carrying out his twisted plans! Using real science and drawing inspiration from the classic pulp stories of Tom Swift, Jon Scieszka has created a unique world of adventure and science fiction.
Number of pages: 179
Weight: 400 g
Dimensions: 204 x 145 x 19 mm
"First in a new series by bestselling Jon Scieszka, Frank Einstein and the Antimatter Motor manages to successfully create a humourous and wacky story based around lots of scientific facts...The narrative is fast-paced and is greatly aided by the fabulous two-tone artwork by Brian Briggs which brings so much to the text." Library Mice 'The story is super exciting because they have to battle Edison and his chimpanzee henchman' The Guardian Children's Books "Hilarious robot antics abound with child genius Frank and his trusty sidekick Watson in their bid to win the Midville Science Prize. Clever stuff wrapped in an adventure sure to grab the imagination of any young reader." - Youth Libraries Group, September Newsletter "Jon Scieszka has created a unique world of adventure and science fiction. Young boys and robots with a life and mind of their own - the perfect combination!" - Books Monthly "I never thought I could read about the Hadron Collider and smile so all credit to Jon Scieszka for writing an accessible story about science...and I can't wait for the second instalment of Frank's adventures." We Love This Book