Sélection de livres 2020

Max goes to Mars

Auteur : Jeffrey Bennett

Illustrateur : Alan Okamoto

Editeur : Big kid science book

Année de parution: 2015

Fait partie de la sélection Sélection en anglais

Les premières lignes / the first lines:

This is the story of how Max the Dog helped humanity take the next giant leap – far beyond the Moon, to the wondrous planet Mars.

It had been only a few years since Max and his friend Toru helped start the Moon colony. Thousands of people had already visited the Moon, but no one had yet traveled beyond.

Tori and Max stayed busy at home on Earth. Tori was in school, and Max would play all day.

They loved to go for evening walks, especially when the sky was clear and dark. Tori could always spot the planets among the stars. Sometimes, when Mars was bright, she imagined that it was calling out to them, inviting a girl and her dog to visit.



Contenu / content:

Max Goes to Mars is the second book of the Max Science Adventure Series by Jeffrey Bennett and illustrator Alan Okamoto.

Max Goes to Mars picks up where Max Goes to the Moon left off, taking Max and his friends on the first human mission to Mars. Max helps makes one of the most important discoveries of all time. After returning home, Max and Tori reflect on the beauty and fragility of our own planet Earth.

Max Goes to Mars includes “Big Kid Box” sidebars that explain the science that lies behind the scenes of the picture book story; topics covered include “How far is Mars?,” “Water on Mars,” and “Is there really life on Mars?”.



Video of the reading:

Mike Hopkins readsMax Goes to Mars on the International Space Station: time: 15:16 minutes)



Pistes / Activities to participate in the festival:


Oral expression

You are willing to become astonauts and take part in the first human mission to Mars. Create a video (3 minutes maximum) to explain your motives as a crew (i.e. what you would like to discover, how you can help science and Mars exploration). The best videos will be shown during the Children’s Book Festival.


Written expression

Explore and research the red planet. Make a slide-show about what scientists know about Mars. The “Big Kid Boxes” will provide you with accurate information for your slides. You should use key-words and include pictures from the picture-book and real photographs taken by Mars exploration rovers (e.g. The best slideshows will be displayed during the Children’s Book Festival.

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