Max Goes to Mars: A Science Adventure with Max the Dog

Overview

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.

Max Goes to Mars is the winner of a Learning Magazine 2010 Teachers' ...

See more details below
Other sellers (Hardcover)
  • All (24) from $1.99   
  • New (12) from $8.00   
  • Used (12) from $1.99   
Max Goes to Mars: A Science Adventure with Max the Dog

Available on NOOK devices and apps  
  • NOOK Devices
  • Samsung Galaxy Tab 4 NOOK
  • NOOK HD/HD+ Tablet
  • NOOK
  • NOOK Color
  • NOOK Tablet
  • Tablet/Phone
  • NOOK for Windows 8 Tablet
  • NOOK for iOS
  • NOOK for Android
  • NOOK Kids for iPad
  • PC/Mac
  • NOOK for Windows 8
  • NOOK for PC
  • NOOK for Mac
  • NOOK for Web

Want a NOOK? Explore Now

NOOK Book (eBook)
$8.49
BN.com price
(Save 15%)$9.99 List Price
Note: Kids' Club Eligible. See More Details.

Overview

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.

Max Goes to Mars is the winner of a Learning Magazine 2010 Teachers' Choice for Children's Books Award.

Read More Show Less

Editorial Reviews

From the Publisher

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

Read More Show Less

Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780972181914
  • Publisher: Big Kid Science
  • Publication date: 11/9/2005
  • Series: Science Adventures with Max the Dog Series
  • Pages: 32
  • Sales rank: 956,986
  • Age range: 7 - 9 Years
  • Product dimensions: 11.00 (w) x 11.00 (h) x 0.40 (d)

Meet the Author

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 is a children's book illustrator and a space artist who has done commissioned work for the Air Force, numerous aerospace corporations, and college textbooks. He lives in Lodi, California.

Read More Show Less

Customer Reviews

Be the first to write a review
( 0 )
Rating Distribution

5 Star

(0)

4 Star

(0)

3 Star

(0)

2 Star

(0)

1 Star

(0)

Your Rating:

Your Name: Create a Pen Name or

Barnes & Noble.com Review Rules

Our reader reviews allow you to share your comments on titles you liked, or didn't, with others. By submitting an online review, you are representing to Barnes & Noble.com that all information contained in your review is original and accurate in all respects, and that the submission of such content by you and the posting of such content by Barnes & Noble.com does not and will not violate the rights of any third party. Please follow the rules below to help ensure that your review can be posted.

Reviews by Our Customers Under the Age of 13

We highly value and respect everyone's opinion concerning the titles we offer. However, we cannot allow persons under the age of 13 to have accounts at BN.com or to post customer reviews. Please see our Terms of Use for more details.

What to exclude from your review:

Please do not write about reviews, commentary, or information posted on the product page. If you see any errors in the information on the product page, please send us an email.

Reviews should not contain any of the following:

  • - HTML tags, profanity, obscenities, vulgarities, or comments that defame anyone
  • - Time-sensitive information such as tour dates, signings, lectures, etc.
  • - Single-word reviews. Other people will read your review to discover why you liked or didn't like the title. Be descriptive.
  • - Comments focusing on the author or that may ruin the ending for others
  • - Phone numbers, addresses, URLs
  • - Pricing and availability information or alternative ordering information
  • - Advertisements or commercial solicitation

Reminder:

  • - By submitting a review, you grant to Barnes & Noble.com and its sublicensees the royalty-free, perpetual, irrevocable right and license to use the review in accordance with the Barnes & Noble.com Terms of Use.
  • - Barnes & Noble.com reserves the right not to post any review -- particularly those that do not follow the terms and conditions of these Rules. Barnes & Noble.com also reserves the right to remove any review at any time without notice.
  • - See Terms of Use for other conditions and disclaimers.
Search for Products You'd Like to Recommend

Recommend other products that relate to your review. Just search for them below and share!

Create a Pen Name

Your Pen Name is your unique identity on BN.com. It will appear on the reviews you write and other website activities. Your Pen Name cannot be edited, changed or deleted once submitted.

 
Your Pen Name can be any combination of alphanumeric characters (plus - and _), and must be at least two characters long.

Continue Anonymously
Sort by: Showing all of 3 Customer Reviews
  • Posted December 16, 2011

    more from this reviewer

    The Max Series - Excellence in Education!

    Max: Canine Astronaut Extraordinaire

    Albina and Tsyganka. Belka and Strelka. Pchelka and Mushka. Zvezdochka, Verterok and Ugolyok. Laika: A long list of real life canine space travelers [Dogmonauts?], many of whom sacrificed their lives in Humankind¿s quest for space exploration.

    And now: Max!

    Well-known Astrophysicist, Astronomer, educator and author Dr Jeff Bennett takes virtual Space travel to a whole new level with his Max-series: Max Goes to the Moon, Max goes to Mars, Max Goes to Jupiter.

    The Max Series is an ideal teaching medium for the Sciences, not only Astronomy, but also Maths, Chemistry and Physics, specifically in under-resourced schools where education standards are below Global average. Dr Bennett has made the teaching-literacy and numeracy-through-Astronomy genre his own, and very successfully.

    This is very true in the case of Max goes to the Moon, as the Moon is the only ¿space object¿ that is clearly visible to the naked eye. Max Goes to the Moon [¿If you see something moving on the Moon ¿. It is Max!¿] is well researched and written. With Fact and Fiction inter-woven very effectively, Max is a very practical quick reference guide for both dad and daughter: Dad ¿ upon reading Max to his daughter ¿ will be able to answer the inevitable questions without referring the other books or the Internet to find answers.

    The same goes for the school library where students are able to do a two-in-one trip into Space: reading about the Physics of Space, and at the same time traveling to Space with Max: Difficult-to-comprehend Space facts are translated into a very understandable format.

    In 2012 and 2013 Max will tell live audiences in various countries, across various time lines, about his fantastic Voyage to the Stars on the international stage. Max Goes to the Moon: The Musical will be the theme for an international live 4-D Teatro Scientiae production. Max in 4-D will also be available on Blue-ray. The production is choreographed by Jeannette Ziady, one of Africa¿s exciting new creative dance event producers. Max will then also have his own fashion line, which will be worn by Max Goes to the Moon: The Musical dancers.

    Was this review helpful? Yes  No   Report this review
  • Anonymous

    Posted September 13, 2006

    Science Learning is Fun

    A dog goes to Mars? Yes!! This charming, yet realistic, book written by Dr. Jeffrey Bennett, tell us just how a dog and astronauts may take the first manned spaceship to Mars. Max Goes to Mars is jam-packed with interesting scientific facts and information in fictional story form, which always appeals to young readers. Even better, the scientific information is explained fully in readable, understandable terms without over-simplifying as can happen in children¿s books. The illustrations by Alan Okamoto make a perfect marriage with story, which is the ideal for picture books. The paintings also convey a technical detail and knowledge that young readers will pour over time and again, always finding something new to discover. Almost every page has sidebars for the readers who want to learn more about the science of space travel, Mars, and the ancient mythology about the planets. As well, there is an activity page near the end, which demonstrates the orbit of Mars through a movement exercise. Most special are the photographs of the real Max at the end. They are heartwarming and will bring the readers closer to Max and his adventures. This book is extraordinary as it brings so many elements together in a nice harmony. Teachers will also find this book to be a marvelous core for the space unit. Most highly recommended for ages 4 ¿ 10 and classrooms from pre-school through fifth grade.

    Was this review helpful? Yes  No   Report this review
  • Anonymous

    Posted August 30, 2005

    Motivational Science Book At Its Best!

    Max Goes To Mars is an outstanding book that combines a fictional trip to Mars along with the non-fictional information that is included on each page. Both children and adults will find the story and artwork, as well as the factual information motivating and exciting. Teachers of elementary and middle schools will find the book the perfect interdisciplinary tool. Activities are included.

    Was this review helpful? Yes  No   Report this review
Sort by: Showing all of 3 Customer Reviews

If you find inappropriate content, please report it to Barnes & Noble
Why is this product inappropriate?
Comments (optional)