Written by David Marshall with Paul Stamets, Illustrated by David Marshall. Foreword by Paul Stamets. In this book the main character Max is a boy whose curiosity leads him on a scientific path to solve a worldwide problem: Save the bees! Max describes the challenge bees face and reveals a revolutionary insight to help bees with mushroom mycelium. Moreover, the story underscores the complex inter-relationships of life cycles between bears, trees, mushrooms, bees, humans and much more. To be read over 3 nights. Paul hopes this story will inspire your children to become Citizen Scientists The message is that we need to protect this beautiful planet we call Earth, our home, and that solutions exist all around us, waiting to be discovered. Join Max, David and Paul on this scientific discovery adventure story. Suitable for readers ages 4–12. 8.5"x 8.5", 72 pages, softcover.
"David Marshall has written and illustrated a very creative and educational book, based on the science of Mycologist Paul Stamets, for young and old alike. From Bears and Trees to Mushrooms and Bees tells an important story about a serious issue facing mankind. I, at my old age, learned from this story. Edutainment is the way to teach young and old alike. Educate them and entertain them at the same time and you have a winning combination."
—Lee Cockerell, Retired Executive Vice President, Walt Disney World Resort and best-selling author of Creating Magic…10 Common Sense Leadership Strategies from a Life at Disney
"From Bears and Trees to Mushrooms and Bees is an inspirational book designed for children so they can understand the delicate balance between nature and our food chain.
"As an educator, this is an inspirational must read for children and why we all need to pursue our dreams no matter how small or how great.
"A wonderful book for teachers to share with their students and for parents to include in the bedtime stories they read to their children."
—Dr. Brian Talbott, Executive Director Emeritus of the Association of Educational Service Agencies and CEO of Dimensional Learning Solutions