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Max Goes to the Moon
Max Goes to the Moon

Max Goes to the Moon

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: September 2012

ISBN 9781937548209

Rights: WOR

Big Kid Science (Sep 2012)

Price: $15.00


Winner of:2013 Science Communication Award, American Institute of PhysicsMax the Dog and a young girl named Tori take the first trip to the Moon since the Apollo era, and their trip proves so inspiring to people back on Earth that all the nations of the world come together to build a great Moon colony. From the colony, the views of Earth make everyone realize how small and precious planet Earth is. Along the way, the story sets the stage for more sophisticated science, featured in the 19 “Big Kid Box†sidebars that have been fully updated in this new edition, which cover topics including “Phases of the Moon,†“Wings in Space?,†and “Frisbees and Curve Balls on the Moonâ€â€”all thoughtfully explained so that grown-ups and children can learn together about science. Behind-the-scenes science lessons with activities round out this entertaining and educational picture book, the new edition of which is designed to accompany the new Max Goes to the Moon planetarium show, coming soon to planetariums around the world.


"A book that can be enjoyed by children and adults and is scientifically accurate besides is a rare treasure indeed."  —Sidney Wolff, Astronomy Education Review

"Introduces elementary students to the wonders of space and space travel . . . a perfect springboard for many classroom discussions, experiments, and lessons."  —Robin Booth, National Science Teachers Association Recommends

Author Biography

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, as well as the critically acclaimed books for the general public Beyond UFOs and Math for Life. He is also the author of the three books in the Science Adventures with Max the Dog series and The Wizard Who Saved the World. 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.