The Curse of Einstein's Pencil

The Curse of Einstein's Pencil

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Bea's artistic gifts lead to a special new friendship in book two of this funny illustrated chapter book series for fans of Amelia's Notebook and Judy Moody

Bea Garcia is looking for a new best friend, and she almost has one--the smartest girl in school, Judith Einstein. So when Einstein asks Bea to be her partner in the upcoming school geography contest, Bea is first. Schoolwork comes so easily to Einstein that Bea thinks the secret might be Einstein's special pencil. But when Bea takes Einstein's pencil home, it's not quite what she expected.
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Product details

  • 6+
  • Paperback | 144 pages
  • 127 x 191 x 10mm | 113g
  • Penguin Putnam Inc
  • New York, NY, United States
  • English
  • Illustrations, unspecified
  • 0147513138
  • 9780147513137
  • 35,698

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Praise for Bea Garcia:
* -Bea Garcia is an honest and funny protagonist with whom readers will identify and want to check back with regularly.- --School Library Journal, starred review
-There isn't anything real or imaginary that the endearing Bea cannot draw...Readers will find inspiration to write, draw, explore, and imagine.- --Kirkus Reviews
-[Zemke] clearly shows how art, self-expression, and humor can be solid allies when life doesn't go as planned.- --Publishers Weekly
-The everyday ups and downs of Bea's life will befamiliar to readers, who are sure to appreciate Bea's perky humor.- --Booklist
-Zemke has a gift for portraying the trials and tribulations of elementary school.... A promising
launch to this new series. Pass this one to aspiring artists, those missing a friend, or
anyone who could use a laugh as she navigates childhood.- --BCCB
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About Deborah Zemke

Deborah Zemke has written and illustrated many books for young readers, including the wildly successful Doodles place mat series. Her work has also appeared in several magazines. She is also the designer of the ITC Zemke Hand font. She lives in Missouri.
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Rating details

22 ratings
3.5 out of 5 stars
5 14% (3)
4 41% (9)
3 32% (7)
2 9% (2)
1 5% (1)
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