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Smartest kid in the universe.

by Grabenstein, Chris,

Format: Print Book 2020
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Summary
"Chris Grabenstein just might be the smartest writer for kids in the universe." --James Patterson

Meet the Smartest Kid in the Universe in this fun-packed series from the New York Times Bestselling Author of Escape from Mr. Lemoncello's Library and coauthor of Max Einstein!

Twelve-year-old Jake's middle school is about to be shut down. Jake and his friends know their school's worth saving-if they could only figure out how! When Jake spies a bowl of jellybeans at the hotel where his mom works, he eats them. But uh-oh--those weren't just jellybeans, one of the scientists at his mom's conference is in the process of developing the first ingestible information pills. And THAT'S what Jake ate.

Before long, Jake is the smartest kid in the universe. But the pills haven't been tested yet. And when word gets out about this new genius, people want him. The government. The mega corporations. Not all of them are nice! Can Jake navigate all the ins and outs of his newfound geniusdom (not to mention the ins and outs of middle school!) AND use his smarts to figure out how to save his school? (Hint-it will take someone smart enough to decipher an almost forgotten pirate legend!) It turns out, sometimes even the smartest kid has a lot to learn!
Published Reviews
Booklist Review: "In a novel that less gifted writers would have spun into two at least, Grabenstein pits a trio of seventh graders against a new principal (leadingly named "Mrs. Malvolio") who is conniving with her tycoon uncle to get the shabby school shut down in order to replace it with a high-rise--and also to dig up the hoard of pirate treasure buried beneath it. Of the young folk, one is a budding wheeler-dealer in the game to provide comic banter and references to old TV detective shows, one belongs to a Latinx family that has been secretly guarding the treasure for centuries, and the third, Jake McQuade, is a total slacker who unknowingly downs an entire jar of what he thinks are jellybeans but are actually experimental knowledge- and intellect-enhancing pills. In the ensuing set of moves and counter-moves, the three team up to sweep a set of Quiz Bowl tournaments that give them bully pulpits to promote the value of their school and of public education in general while the bad guys try to scotch their efforts with laxative-laced brownies, planted "evidence" of cheating, and other ploys. The author crafts a conscientiously diverse cast for his multistranded crowd-pleaser and slips in snatches of dialogue in Spanish along with buckets of random facts and trivia.HIGH-DEMAND BACKSTORY: Grabenstein is the author of the best-selling Mr. Lemoncello series, and this new volume, packed with wacky hijinks, will appeal to his legions of fans."
From Booklist, Copyright (c) American Library Association. Used with permission.
Publisher's Weekly Review: "After seventh grader Jake McQuade, a dedicated slacker, gobbles a jar full of jellybeans, he discovers that they were an experiment to convey "Ingestible Knowledge." Thanks to an unprecedented combination of ingredients, he's now crammed full of amazing new facts, figures, and trivia. His new knowledge assists him in joining the school's quiz bowl team, searching for a legendary lost pirate treasure, and being recruited by the U.S. government to solve top-secret cases. It may also help save dilapidated Riverview Middle School from closure as part of the principal's shady land development scheme. With this fast-paced romp, Grabenstein (the Mr. Lemoncello's Library series) delivers a heartfelt, tongue-in-cheek tale packed with trivia. Jake, who is white; his Kojak-quoting best friend Kojo Shelton, who is Black; and his crush, academic-minded Grace Garcia, who is Latinx, make for an entertaining trio, facing off against rival quiz bowl teams and corrupt school administrators with equal aplomb. Episodic in feel, this amusing adventure also works as a humorous love letter to public education and dedicated teachers. Ages 8--12. (Dec.)"
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Additional Information
Subjects catreq 12/06/21 mn
Publisher 2020
Edition First Yearling Edition.
Notes Yearling adventure.
Ages 8-12.
Summary: When seventh-grader Jake McQuade mistakes the world's first ingestible knowledge pills for jelly beans, he suddenly knows all about physics and geometry and can speak Swahili (though Spanish would be a lot more useful)-but his sort-of girlfriend Grace thinks they can use his newfound brilliance to save their middle school from the new principal, who is conspiring to get it shut down.
Description 294 pages : illustrations ; 20 cm.
ISBN 9780525647812
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