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The Wizard Who Saved the World by Jeffrey…

The Wizard Who Saved the World

by Jeffrey Bennett

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Mr. Bennett has created the perfect book for young kids, to introduce the subject of climate change and global warming.
As in his Max the Dog series, he uses only established peer-reviewed science in the exciting story of a boy who dreams of being a wizard and doing things for the common good. Magic stays in the boy's dreams. The principles of climate change, and its documentation are clearly presented. The boy sees the need for action and also sees how several types of corrective action can be taken without requiring magic, to avert bad consequences from climate change. The boy is then inspired to affect those changes, and hopefully the young kids reading the book will be similarly inspired to act to minimize the pending climate problem.

In addition to the topic of climate change, the interaction of climate, atmosphere, and biology is good science for a young kid and should aid in educating them about those topics. ( )
  billsearth | Aug 16, 2014 |
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Amazon.com Product Description (ISBN 0972181946, Hardcover)

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.

(retrieved from Amazon Thu, 12 Mar 2015 18:07:23 -0400)

Diego daydreams of being a wizard with magical powers. He imagines using these powers to make the world a better place, and in particular to fight global warming. But when he snaps out of his daydreaming and remembers that he can't really do magic, he wonders whether there is anything he can do in real life to help save the world. As the book draws to a close, he walks past a mirror--and in the reflection, he sees that he has become a wizard after all.… (more)

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