The young Albert Einstein has a very important job: he must deliver electricity to the big Oktoberfest celebration in Munich. As he hurries from one merry-go-round to another, nothing seems to be going as planned. With his sister, Maja, Heinrich the dog, and Niels Bohr, a qualified dwarf-thrower, can he win a battle against the laws of the universe? The key just may lie in the question of whether a dumpling can fly faster than light.
Plato & Co. introduces children—and curious grown-ups—to the lives and work of famous philosophers, from Descartes to Socrates, Einstein, Marx, and Wittgenstein. Each book in the series features an engaging—and often funny—story that presents basic tenets of philosophical thought alongside vibrant color illustrations. Plato & Co.'s clear approach and charming illustrations make this series the perfect addition to any little library.
Frédéric Morlot was a passionate juggler as a child, he dreamt of becoming an illusionist and a violinist. A shock treatment at École Polytechnique in Paris made him a mathematician. More than anything he likes the beauty of the quadratic reciprocity law.
Anne-Margot Ramstein (born 1984 on the Réunion Island) graduated from the École des Arts Décoratifs of Strasbourg in 2009. Today she is a French artist and illustrator whose work has appeared in Le Monde, among other publications.