Book Description: 'The Childhood of Famous Americans' series is one of the most popular series ever published for children, praised by parents, teachers, and libraries alike. This lively, inspiring and believable biography will sweep today's young readers into history. Everyone knows Albert Einstein was a genius. But children will be interested to learn that even the smartest child can have trouble adjusting to school. Albert's curiosity and his ability to solve problems become evident when he receives a compass on his fifth birthday and he asks why the needle always points north.