Tuesday, September 7, 2010

The Boy Who Changed The World by Andy Andrews

The Boy Who Changed the WorldIt has been a long time since I have read a children’s book that is as touching and needed in this world as The Boy Who Changed The World. Andrew’s story is based on real events, but they are extraordinary outcomes to simple choices. Illustrator Philip Hurst almost steals the show with his breath taking watercolor paintings of the story. I could feel the depth of the paper even though I reviewed a digital copy of the book. His paintings alone make this a worthwhile investment.
The story is about connections between a young man named Norman Bourlag, who created a super food that is used in third world countries and how his story was created by the overlapping stories of Henry Wallace, George Washington Carver, and Moses Carver.
This book is an excellent history book for young readers and a welcomed reminder for young and old alike that we can make simple choices that will have positive results beyond our imagination. The Boy Who Changed The World is a compliment to one of Andy Andrews other works The Butterfly Effect, which explains this concept of our lives reaching beyond ourselves into the world.

Disclosure of Material Connection: I received this book free from Thomas Nelson Publishers as part of their BookSneeze.com book review bloggers program. I was not required to write a positive review. The opinions I have expressed are my own. I am disclosing this in accordance with the Federal Trade Commission’s 16 CFR, Part 255 : “Guides Concerning the Use of Endorsements and Testimonials in Advertising.”

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