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Max viaja a la luna
Max viaja a la luna

Max viaja a la luna

Una aventura de ciencias con el perro Max

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 9781937548247

Rights: WOR

Big Kid Science (Sep 2012)

Price: $15.00


Max 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 which cover topics including "Phases of the Moon," "Wings in Space?," and "Frisbees and Curve Balls on the Moon"—all thoughtfully explained so that grownups and children can learn about science together. Behind-the-scenes science lessons with activities round out this entertaining and educational picture book, which is designed to accompany the new Max Goes to the Moon planetarium show, coming soon to planetariums around the world.El perro Max y una joven llamada Tori emprenden el primer viaje a la luna desde la época del programa Apolo, y su viaje resulta ser tan inspirador para los habitantes de la Tierra que todas las naciones trabajan juntas para construir una colonia en la luna. Las vistas de la Tierra desde la colonia les recuerdan a todos lo pequeño y precioso que es el planeta. A lo largo del libro, la historia presenta conceptos científicos más sofisticados en 19 notas de recuadro que abarcan temas como "Las fases de la luna," "¿Alas en el espacio?" y "Frisbees y bolas curva en la luna"—todos explicados de tal manera que los adultos y los niños puedan aprender juntos sobre la ciencia. Lecciones científicas con actividades también se incluyen en este divertido y didáctico libro ilustrado, el cual está diseñado para acompañar la nueva exposición en planetarios Max Goes to the Moon, el cual estará pasando por planetarios nacionales e internacionales.


"A book that can be enjoyed by children and adults and is scientifically accurate besides is a rare treasure indeed."  —Astronomy Education Review, on the English-language edition

"Introduces elementary students to the wonders of space and space travel. . . . A perfect springboard for many classroom discussions, experiments, and lessons."  —National Science Teachers Association, "Recommends" review, on the English-language edition

Author Biography

Jeffrey Bennett is the author of El mago que salvó el mundo as well as the books in the Science Adventures with Max the Dog series. He 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 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.