The Boy Who Changed The World by Andy Andrews

The Boy Who Changed The World by Andy AndrewsThe Boy Who Changed The World by Andy Andrews sends a powerful message to kids. You can modify the world, given the effort. Check it out!


the Book

The Boy Who Changed the World begins with young Norman playing along with his sisters in his family’s corn crops. Eventually, One day, Norman would grow up and use his education on agriculture to save the two billion human lives.

Two billions! Norman transformed the world! Maybe it was Henry Wallace who modified the world? Or perhaps it was George Washington Carver?


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The Author

The author, Andy Andrews, is a contemporary Will Rogers that has slowly grown into one of the most influential writers and lecturers in America.
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The Kid Who Changed the World Book Cover The Kid Who Changed the World
Andy Andrews
Children Character Growth Inspirational
Thomas Nelson
May 6, 2014
hardcover, kindle
4 - 8 years; Splendid match for kids!!

This appealing story reveals the incredible truth that everything we do matters! Based on The Butterfly Effect, Andy's timeless tale shows children that even the smallest of our actions can affect all humankind.

The work is beautifully illustrated and yields the stories of Nobel Laureate Norman Borlaug, Vice President Henry Wallace, Inventor George Washington Carver, and Farmer Moses Carver.

Within the narratives of each, a different butterfly will show up. The book will close with a flourish of butterflies and a charge to the child that they, likewise, can be the boy or girl who transforms the world.



Andy Andrews showed all his sensibility in this children's book. He starts talking about a boy playing hide-and-seek with his sisters in his father's cornfields. He took care not to knock down any cornstalks.

His father reminded him that they were blessed to have all that corn while many people in the world do not have enough to eat.

That triggered a reaction from Norman. He started thinking of different ways of making corn feed hungry people. He decided to change the world!

And the story goes on, showing Norman growing and studying and finding people in his life giving him ideas on how to use everything he had studied and he created those special seeds that grew into super plants that fed the hungry people.

The author proceeds describing another three inter-related stories, and he shows through example how a decision that we make can and will affect the life of others.

This book is a very well written, with superb illustrations and it is an excellent gift for young kids. The message is powerful, and it deserves to be in any permanent library to be read to children and grand-children.

"It's odd, isn't it? Every time something happens, something else happens. That's called the butterfly effect." (Andy Andrews).


The publishers kindly send me a copy for an uncompromised book review through their Thomas Nelson Book Review Bloggers Program.


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2 thoughts on “The Boy Who Changed The World by Andy Andrews

  • 2016-12-13 at 12:49 pm

    This is very interesting to read. Written as a children’s book just makes it easier and user-friendly to read especially for kids. Plus, this isn’t a fairy tale story to satisfy children’s imagination but this would also give out great lessons for children to value at such a young age. My daughter would certainly be interested in such books as this.

    • 2016-12-20 at 8:31 pm

      Hello, BiboKid,

      Thanks for sharing your impressions. Cheers!


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