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Feb 14, 2008
| ISBN 9781101200704
| Middle Grade (8-12)
Apr 22, 2008
| 442 Minutes
| Middle Grade (8-12)
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Feb 14, 2008 | ISBN 9781101200704 | Middle Grade (8-12)
Apr 22, 2008 | ISBN 9780739362211 | Middle Grade (8-12)
Sixth-grader Simon Bloom can?t believe his luck when he finds a book that enables him to control the laws of physics. By simply reciting the formulas it contains, he can cancel gravity to fly around his bedroom, or decrease friction so he can slide down the street as if he were on Rollerblades. When two thugs with evil intentions come after Simon, he must use the formulas to save himself and the book from falling into their hands. This funny, fast, and imaginative novel from first-time author Michael Reisman will appeal to fans of both fantasy and action-adventure.
Ordinary sixth-grader Simon Bloom has just made the biggest discovery since gravity–and it literally fell into his lap. Or onto his head, anyway. You see, Simon has found the Teacher’s Edition of Physics, a magical reference book containing the very formulas that control the laws that govern the universe! By reciting the formulas out loud, he’s able to do the impossible–like reverse the force of gravity to float weightlessly, and reduce friction to zoom across any surface! But a book that powerful isn’t safe with Simon for long. Before he knows it, he is being pursued by evil forces bent on gaining control of the formulas. And they’ll do anything to retrieve them. Now, Simon and his friends must use their wits and the magic of science in a galactic battle for the book, and the future of the universe, in this funny, fast-paced science fiction adventure from first-time author Michael Reisman.
Michael Reisman is the author of the young adult series Simon Bloom. He was born and raised in Fair Lawn, New Jersey, where he spent a lot of time daydreaming in the nearby woods. While his many jobs have included making… More about Michael Reisman
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