Scientifically-accurate illustrations and information-packed sidebars enrich this fascinating tale, the third in this acclaimed series about diversity and space exploration. Set in the future, Max the Dog’s friend Tori is all grown up and is the chief scientist of the Jupiter Mission. In order to reach their spacecraft, Max and his crew must take an amazing ride on a new device called the Space Elevator. Once they’ve probed the planet’s atmosphere, Max and friends begin exploring two of Jupiter’s moons—the volcanically active moon Io and the ice-encrusted moon Europa. On Europa, Max once again saves the day by locating a weak spot in the ice to launch a submarine and explore the ocean below.

WINNER— “Parent Tested Parent Approved” (PTPA) Media award 2009
WINNER — Young Voices Foundation Gold Medal, Children’s Picture Book 2009
WINNER — Creative Child Magazine Preferred Choice Award, Educational Book 2009
WINNER — Nautilus Book Awards Silver Medal 2009
FINALIST — Colorado Book Award 2009
FINALIST — Golden Duck Award 2009
National Science Teachers Association Recommends List, Grades K-8