Tuesday, September 7, 2010

Review: The Boy Who Changed the World

Norman Borlaug is a farmer’s son living in Iowa. He wonder about hungry people and if this father’s corn could feed them. That question takes him into a life’s work developing the grain to new heights. It also leads him to an employer named Henry Wallace.

The story moves backward through time from student to teacher and back to student. If goes from Norman back to Henry Wallace, back to George Carver who was a student of Henry’s father. From there it moves from George back to his adoptive father, Moses.

Andy brings the thread of time and lineage to a tentative halt here. Tentative only because there is no real beginning to history.

The sense of history and hint of things not revealed encourages the reader to learn more about these people in the past. It presents the understanding that the six degrees of separation operates in the most unusual places.

This wonderful book, illustrated by Philip Hurst, gives readers, young and old, pause for thought at the connectedness of ourselves with the world and how we impact it each day with our choices. I would definitely recommend this book for any good reader.

For detail on this book, go to: http://www.thomasnelson.com/consumer/product_detail.asp?sku=1400316057&dept_id=230000&TopLevel_id=230000&title=The_Boy_Who_Changed_the_World&author=Andy_Andrews

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