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Max gets ready to go on the first human mission to Mars. This time, his mission is to help the human crew in the search for life on Mars, while providing the comfort that only a dog can offer on a journey that lasts more than two years. With sidebars on science lessons, this picture book also has a take-home message about the beauty and fragility of planet Earth.
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Jeffrey Bennett is an astrophysicist and educator who proposed the idea for and helped develop the Voyage Scale Model Solar System—the first science-oriented exhibit approved for permanent installation on the National Mall in Washington, DC. He is the lead author of bestselling college textbooks in four distinct disciplines: astronomy, mathematics, statistics, and astrobiology. He lives in Boulder, Colorado. Alan Okamoto was a children's book illustrator and a space artist who completed commissioned work for the Air Force, numerous aerospace corporations, and college textbooks.Review:
Learning Magazine Teachers' Choice for Children's Books Award, 2010
Creative Child Magazine's 2009 Preferred Choice Award, Educational Books for Kids category
Max Goes to Mars is the Young Voices Foundation 2009 Gold winner for picture books in the Legacy category, for copyright prior to 2009
"Fuels young readers’ interest in space travel, while explaining difficult scientific concepts in an easy-to-understand manner." Mercury Magazine
"A rousing success . . . Its brisk plot is enhanced both by Alan Okamoto’s colorful illustrations and by clearly explained scientific information." National Science Teachers Association
"A book that can easily grow with the child . . . [It] conveys the excitement associated with scientific discovery." Astronomy Education Review
"A great book for elementary school-age kids that might be even better suited to adults [with its] answers to the most commonly asked questions about Mars." Sky and Telescope
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Book Description Big Kid Science, 2003. Condition: New. Alan Okamoto (illustrator). book. Seller Inventory # M0972181911
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