Mr. Pendlum's Compendium-Illustrated Verse from the Multiverse Vol. 1 (Hardcover)
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If Einstein and Dr. Seuss had gotten together to create a book, it may have turned out to be something like Mr. Pendlum's Compendium-Illustrated Verse from the Multiverse Vol. 1. This book bridges the magical and the factual at a time when children and grown-ups alike are needing that connection more than ever. It takes amazingly complex and varied topics, such as quantum physics, the Doppler effect, cymatics, and many others, and turns them into fantastical rhymes and poems that a nine-year old can understand and enjoy. It presents characters and concepts from different cultures, mythologies, literary works and other sources and from a wide variety of fields, such as astrophysics, philosophy, psychology, history, and many others. It also contains biographical poems of many fascinating figures, such as Marie Curie, Jane Goodall, Pablo Picasso, Ren Descartes, and Galileo Galilei, presenting their stories in a way never seen before. At the same time, this book instills a sense of social, environmental, and moral responsibility and values through its masterfully crafted verses. And, of course, it's mixed with a healthy dose of quirky fictional elements and characters from the Syneverse. Each poem is accompanied by a charming illustration that contains several hidden pictures and "easter eggs" for you to find And it doesn't end there-the "Pendlum Addendum" near the end of the book contains links to songs, music videos, and audiovisual poems that have been narrated, musicalized and animated, all inspired by the poems in the book. These, and other interactive and exciting resources found in the book, will complement and add a new dimension to your reading experience. This book is guaranteed to inspire your sense of wonder, feed your curiosity, and quench your love of learning. Mr. Pendlum's Compendium has all of the elements of a timeless classic, on a shelf next to the works of Silverstein, Sendak, Seuss, and Mother Goose.