– “The Baffling Case of the Battered Brain is a book that is sure to spark a young reader’s lifelong fascination with the brain”– Christopher Nowinksi, former WWE Superstar & author of Head Games
Getting right to the point, I loved this book. In fact, I love the entire series of Galactic Academy of Science (GAS) books. They are written for young people, but they are not childish. The GAS books use the correct scientific language and concepts, but explain them in a way that anyone can understand. I also love how the series weaves real people, places and events into the story lines with special sections that supply additional information about things mentioned in the story. All of the books are educational and well as interesting. This story specifically, spans 4,500 years of history and covers the entire globe as the two student detectives try to solve a mysterious event that happened at their school. Through their investigation, the reader meets and learns about the actual people who made real contributions to science and medicine across the centuries. The great thing about this book is that it connects these technical issues to real life. I am not a doctor, but I found the book and the story it presents, absolutely fascinating and you and your child will too.
– Jake Mendelsohn, Connecticut Invention Convention Administrator & founder of Nationwide Robots, Inc.
Over 120 pages of pure medical science adventure, combined with mystery! Dozens of color pictures showing characters in action, as well as medical diagrams and more! (Note that the final cover may be a slightly different color)
Author Pendred (Penny) Noyce is a doctor, educator, and writer. She grew up in California, completed a degree in biochemistry at Harvard and a medical degree at Stanford, and did her residency in internal medicine in Minnesota. She then moved to the Boston area, where she practiced at a community health center for several years. In 1991, she helped establish the Noyce Foundation in honor of her father, Robert Noyce, co-inventor of the integrated circuit and co-founder of Intel. The foundation focuses on improving K-12 education, particularly in mathematics and science. From 1993-2002, Penny helped lead a statewide math and science improvement effort called PALMS in the state of Massachusetts. She gradually withdrew from medical practice to focus on her education work and on raising her five children. She has served on the boards of numerous non-profits, including most recently the Gulf of Maine Research Institute, the Rennie Center for Education Research and Policy, TERC, the Libra Foundation of Maine, the Concord Consortium, and the Consortium for Mathematics and Its Applications.
As her older children set off for college, Penny began writing for middle-grade children. Her first two novels for children were: Lost in Lexicon: An Adventure in Words and Numbers, and The Ice Castle: An Adventure in Music; now she has authored several more since then, and these may be found throughout the THL website. Penny serves as the editorial lead for our Galactic Academy of Science series of science mysteries. Tumblehome Learning represents a convergence of Penny’s interests in science, education, and great writing for kids.
Penny loves to travel, ski, ride horses, and explore islands.