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Max Goes to Mars
Max Goes to Mars

Max Goes to Mars

A Science Adventure with Max the Dog

By Jeffrey Bennett, Illustrated by Alan Okamoto


Science Adventures with Max the Dog series


32 Pages, 11 x 11

Formats: Hardcover Picture Book, PDF

Hardcover Picture Book, $15.00 (US $15.00) (CA $15.00)

Publication Date: April 2015

ISBN 9781937548445

Rights: WOR

Big Kid Science (Apr 2015)

Price: $15.00


Winner:2016 ILA CBC Children's Choice ListThis is the updated edition of the first children's book ever launched into space and read aloud by astronauts from the International Space StationCome with Max as he takes off on his next exciting science adventure, this time joining astronauts on the first human mission to Mars. Equipped with a specially designed spacesuit, Max sniffs for signs of microscopic life. Will he find any? Read the exciting story to find out, and to learn how his trip to Mars helps his young friend Tori reflect on the beauty and fragility of our own planet Earth. Max Goes to Mars is more than just a fun story. Educationally designed "Big Kid Boxes" along the sides of the pages help children and parents learn about Mars as the adventure unfolds. This second edition is fully updated to incorporate the latest scientific discoveries about Mars.


"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 "Recommends"

"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

"A book that can easily grow with the child . . . [It] conveys the excitement associated with scientific discovery." —Astronomy Education Review

"Fuels young readers' interest in space travel, while explaining difficult scientific concepts in an easy-to-understand manner."   —Mercury magazine

Author Biography

Jeffrey Bennett, winner of the 2013 American Institute of Physics Science Communication Award, 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 college textbooks in four subjects—astronomy, astrobiology, mathematics, and statistics—and has written critically acclaimed books for the general public including Beyond UFOs and On the Cosmic Horizon. He is also the author of children's books, including those in the Science Adventures with Max the Dog series and The Wizard Who Saved the World. He lives in Boulder, Colorado. Alan Okamoto (1957–2012) was well-known for his work as a space artist; through the Story Time from Space program, many of his children's illustrations have orbited Earth aboard the International Space Station.