Naga Chokkanathan

The Boy Who Changed The World By Andy Andrews

Posted on: September 7, 2010

New York Times Bestselling Author Andy Andrews has recently written a book called ‘The Butterfly Effect’ (Which I have reviewed here). The same book is also available in a colourful kids’ book format titled ‘The Boy Who Changed The World’.

In this book Andy takes the example of Norman Borlaug. He won the nobel prize for his inventions in the field of agriculture which saved many lives.

But this book doesn’t talk about his scientific achievements. Instead it focuses on who else where responsible for Norman’s success. For example his immediate boss who gave him the encouragement and financial support for his inventions.

Then, even this immediate boss was not a self-made fellow. Someone helped him in his childhood to create this interest on nature. Even that someone had help from someone else … and so on.

You get the idea. By illustrating the story of Norman, Andy Andrews proves that even the tiniest of our actions do matter and we can change the world. Philip Hurst’s full color illustrations make this a delightful reading for everyone, not just for kids.

One negative part is, the book (along with its main book ‘The Butterfly Effect’) focuses on male characters only. Aren’t there any girls who changed / are changing the world? Expecting a follow-up book from Andy Andrews!

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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