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In the series opener, Jack and the Geniuses: At the Bottom of the World, listeners meet Jack and his foster siblings, Ava and Matt, who are orphans. But they're not your typical kind of orphans - they're geniuses. Well, Ava and Matt are, which sometimes makes life difficult for 12-year-old Jack. Ava speaks multiple languages and builds robots for fun, and Matt is into astronomy and a whiz at math. As for Jack, it's hard to stand out when he's surrounded by geniuses all the time.
When the kids try to spy on Dr. Hank Witherspoon, one of the world's leading scientists, they end up working for him in his incredible laboratory. Soon Hank and the kids travel to Antarctica for a prestigious science competition, but they find that all is not as it seems: A fellow scientist has gone missing, and so has any trace of her research. Could someone be trying to use her findings to win the contest? It's up to Jack, Ava, and Matt to find the missing scientist and discover who's behind it all - before it's too late.
Integrating real science facts with humor and suspense, and featuring an ensemble cast of loveable boy and girl characters, this uniquely engaging series is an irresistible chemical reaction for middle-grade listeners. With easy-to-understand language presented in a fun, motivating, and accessible way, this series opener is a great book for both inquisitive kids and reluctant readers. The book also includes information about the science discussed and used to solve the mystery as well as a cool science project about density that kids can do at home or in the classroom. Bill Nye's brand-new talk show series for Netflix, Bill Nye Saves the World is set to launch in spring 2017.
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By Mr. Juan Antonio on 02-23-18
My daughter and I really wanted to love this book but felt it lacked character depth, portrayed a few stereotypes, demeaning of the main character/outcast (could be considered bullying) and definitely should not have had a gun part. This is for kids not adults. I hope the second one is better 🙂