EINSTEIN ANDERSON TELLS A COMET'S TALE by Seymour Simon

EINSTEIN ANDERSON TELLS A COMET'S TALE

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KIRKUS REVIEW

Ten further story-puzzles are easily solved by Simon's sixth-grade science whiz--who relies not on ingenuity but on common scientific knowledge. It doesn't take much more than a sixth-grade education to expose Dr. Edds' comet theory of dinosaur extinction, Pat the Brat's claim to have read a sign in the mirror, trout thieves' claim that they are only taking dead fish whose eyes are closed, and a fake time machine's alleged photo of a clock in Roman times. In some of the cases, readers might expose the fraud from evidence that Einstein overlooks. Matching wits with Einstein is the whole game here, as the cocky kid is not personable nor the stories more than exercises in one-upmanship.

Pub Date: Sept. 18th, 1981
Publisher: Viking