Einstein's Compass: A YA Time Traveler Adventure

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How did Albert Einstein come up with his wondrous theories of light and time? In Einstein's Compass: A YA Time Traveler Adventure, a young Albert is given a supernatural compass that allows him to travel through time and space, and find wisdom in other dimensions, including the lost city of Atlantis. But evil forces seek the power of the compass, including a monstrous, shape-shifting dragon from a different age. Can the compass protect Albert from such villainy?
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Publisher
Bublish, Inc.
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Published on
Dec 31, 2019
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Pages
398
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ISBN
9780998830896
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Language
English
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Genres
Young Adult Fiction / Action & Adventure / Survival Stories
Young Adult Fiction / Alternative History
Young Adult Fiction / Time Travel
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