Age Group: 4-7
The book is based on a true story involving the author’s husband when he was a boy and family friend Albert Einstein. When Theo and Professor Einstein go out for a sail on Theo’s small boat, the Professor unexpectedly loses his compass overboard. Can Theo save the day?
These highly authentic watercolours perfectly capture the atmosphere of the 1930s Europe, and the text provides an insight into the mysteries of physics that inspired Einstein’s quest to understand the forces of nature.
“In this charming story, young Theo meets his father’s old friend Albert Einstein for the first time. The boy and “the most famous man alive” go for a sail on the lake. Einstein drops his compass, a gift he has carried with him since childhood. Theo rescues it and learns that each person has a talent for something that contributes to the happiness of others.”— School Library Journal February 2004