Archibald Frisby has 66 ratings and 17 reviews. Kilee said: Summary: This book is about a little boy named Archibald. He is consumed with learning about. Archibald Frisby’s fascination with science leads his mother to send him away to camp where she hopes he will learn to have fun. Archibald Frisby, mad about science and wise beyond his years, is sent to camp to have fun and ends up broadening the horizons of his fellow campers.

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Gifted children will especially appreciate this gem. This book advocates for trying new things, but incorporating things you love, and using your brain to solve problems. Christina rated it it was amazing Sep 15, LeVar BurtonArnold Stang.

This is the Story of Archibald Frisby: Who Was as Crazy for Science as Any Kid Could Be

Start your free trial. Awkward phrasing made it hard for me to enjoy reading this to my boys. I would use this for upper elementary grades as there is a bit a physics in the book that arlier grades may not understand. At camp he grew into a great student, learner, and friend.

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I loved how “Friz” never let go of his main passion: His mom worries about him not having “fun” so sends him off to camp – where even more science in the world around him awaits! Different science concepts were mentioned such as photosynthesis and even constellations.


Elementary teachers of science, you will want to share this with students! After reading it, I’m torn about this book. Mar 21, Jennifer rated it really liked it Shelves: E rated it really liked it Oct 12, No trivia or quizzes yet. Natalie O rated it liked it Jan 23, But Archibald archkbald on keeping on with his fascinated self, and that’s a gr Cute. Archibald has fun, but it’s because he sees the science in every activity.

Sep 06, Mariah rated it it was amazing. Then, I would go into an activity involving observations.

The humor is more aimed for older students and adults If I did this in my class I would read it to introduce the idea of observing things in science or in the outside world. Along the way, we learn how different kinds of Estrella R rated it it was amazing Nov 19, The students could use the book as a part of a writing assignment.

However, I dislike that the mother appears unsupportive of his STEM interests and the book seems like it can’t quite decide whether it is supportive of STEM fields or not.

In the end, if you can get over the stumbling blocks, it’s a nice story with a message of being yourself, not giving up your passions due to peer pressure, and finding ways to apply those passions to things frksby which you perhaps didn’t think they could be. I think this is a cute book for students to read or be read to. He answers questions by observing and using trial and error.


Arnold Stang reads the featured tale about a young boy, obsessed with science and mathematics, whose mother sends him to summer camp to help him improve his social skills, but his scientific knowledge helps him learn even more, and makes him into a camp hero when he figures out how to win the softball game by calculating trajectories.

He doesn’t archihald science behind, but finds it in everything around him.

Archibald Frisby

Too advanced for the younger reader and too childish for the older. Scott Heeres rated it it was amazing Aug 18, A wonderful moral lesson on how to be yourself despite the pressure from others as well as educational too. Want to Read Currently Reading Read. I’m not sure who the target audience is for this book other than the younger mensa crowd.

Paperback32 pages. Kids who are science nuts like Archibald will enjoy this one. Open Preview See a Problem?