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Franken-Sci High Mad Scientist Collection (Boxed Set)

What's the Matter with Newton?; Monsters Among Us!; The Robot Who Knew Too Much; Beware of the Giant Brain!; The Creature in Room #YTH-125; The Good, the Bad, and the Accidentally Evil!

Created by Mark Young / Illustrated by Mariano Epelbaum

About The Book

It takes a lot to stand out at school for mad scientists, but Newton Warp is unlike anyone (or anything) at Franken-Sci High in this wacky series created by The Jim Henson Company—the first six books are now together in a collectible boxed set!

Franken-Sci High, located in the Bermuda Triangle, is the only school in the world for the sons, daughters, and experimental offspring of mad scientists. Students are encouraged to use their brainpower for good, but the teachers accept that some students will want to take over the world—or the school cafeteria. It’s actually a lot like other schools with a few major exceptions: non-humans are welcome, there’s a Brain Bank full of alumni gray matter in the library, and black holes pop up without warning in lockers and bathroom stalls.

All of that seems normal compared to the day when a kid named Newton Warp wakes up in the Brain Bank with no idea of who he is or how he got there…and things only get stranger from there. Together with some new friends—including a robot—Newton tries to solve the mystery of where he came from, understand his strange abilities, and participate in mad science fairs, obstacle courses, monster-making club, and more along the way!

This fun-filled boxed set includes:
What’s the Matter with Newton?
Monsters Among Us
The Robot Who Knew Too Much
Beware of the Giant Brain!
The Creature in Room #YTH-125
The Good, the Bad, and the Accidentally Evil!

TM & © 2021 The Jim Henson Company

About The Author

© Mark Young

In the “real” world Mark Young makes a living as a multiple Emmy winner who has written and produced the animated TV shows for Netflix, Disney, Nick Jr., ABC, CBS, and NBC. However, in his “inner” world, Mark believes that Franken-Sci High isn’t actually his creation but a real school where budding mad scientists learn how to create synthetic eyeballs, travel to different dimensions, try gravity gum, and design inflatable pets. Mark lives in Southern California with his wife. Between them, they have four amazing kids. More about Mark at

About The Illustrator

Mariano Epelbaum is an illustrator and character designer form Buenos Aires. He enjoys trying different styles of illustration, as he is inspired by each project he works on. Mariano worked as art director and character designer on the animated movie Underdogs. He has published books in the US, Spain, Argentina, and Puerto Rico. When he’s not working, he likes playing with his two daughters, watching movies, and going for outdoor walks. Visit him online at

Product Details

  • Publisher: Simon Spotlight (July 20, 2021)
  • Length: 1056 pages
  • ISBN13: 9781534489769
  • Grades: 3 - 7
  • Ages: 8 - 12

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