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Ernő Rubik and His Magic Cube 

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This picture book biography of Ernő Rubik,

creator of the Rubik’s Cube, reveals the obsession, imagination, and engineering process behind the creation of this bestselling puzzle celebrating its 50th anniversary in 2024.

 

A solitary child, Ernő Rubik grew up in post-World War II Hungary, curious about puzzles, art, nature, and their underlying patterns and structures. As a professor of architecture, and in a quest to help his students understand three-dimensional objects and how they move, he fashioned a cube made up of smaller cubes that twisted and turned without breaking, unexpectedly inventing the most popular puzzle in history!

Illustrated by Kara Kramer

Published by Peachtree (June 11, 2024)

ISBN-13: 9781682636640

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Praise

JUNIOR LIBRARY GUILD GOLD STANDARD SELECTION

HORN BOOK STARRED REVIEW (JULY/AUGUST 2024)

 

“Even readers who find the invention more maddening than 'magic' should be captivated by this tale of imagination, tenacity, and a global phenomenon that’s still going strong.” —Publishers Weekly

“A whimsical tribute to the maker of the famous, frustrating, and absorbing puzzle.” —Kirkus Reviews

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