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The Wizard Who Saved the World

Jeffrey Bennett, Roberta Collier-Morales (Illustrator)


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Diego dreams of being a wizard so he can make the world a better place by fighting global warming. When he realizes that he can’t really perform magic, Diego thinks of ways he can help save the world by considering many potential careers and what it would take to achieve them. Filled with sidebars called “Big Kid Boxes” that explain the crucial scientific concepts that lie behind the scenes depicted, this inspirational story gives children an opportunity to exercise their own magical dreams.

Praise For The Wizard Who Saved the World

"[Max Goes to the Moon] is simply the coolest kids' book to come along in years."  —Boulder Daily Camera Book Review

"A powerful teaching tool, great to read on a singular basis, but potentially effective in classrooms as a means of inspiring the leaders of the future! Every library, personal or school/public, should have at least one copy!" — (October 2011)

"Once again, award-winning author Jeffrey Bennett has written a valuable book for all ages to read and contemplate. Everyone from students to teachers and parents will be inspired by Diego's journey. . . . A fascinating book to share with all students." —National Science Teachers Association "Recommends" list

"Rarely do you find well-presented science intertwined with statements on morality – this book is able to seamlessly blend them." —Shelley Spohr, American Association for the Advancement of Science

"The Wizard Who Saved the World is a picture book with fact-filled sidebars that teach young adults about science, global stewardship, [and more]. Bright color illustrations fill this inspirational and heavily researched blend of storytelling and call to awareness." — (December 2011)

"Very rarely does a children's book come along that hits on all the areas necessary to make a bestseller. From perfect illustrations to a plot that kids will enjoy . . . to the scientific information that children and adults should know. . . . A fantastic read for both children and adults!" —

"You can't go wrong with The Wizard Who Saved the World. . . . This book is a budding scientist's dream because it's filled with information as well as a cute story." —Terri Schlichenmeyer, Savannah Morning News (April 25, 2012)

Big Kid Science, 9780972181945, 32pp.

Publication Date: November 1, 2011

About the Author

Jeffrey Bennett is the author of Max Goes to Jupiter, Max Goes to Mars, and Max Goes to the Moon. 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. Roberta Collier-Morales is the illustrator of many children’s books, including How Spirit Dog Made the Milky Way, Inside Out, and Where Is Thumbkin? They both live in Boulder, Colorado.