Power Up

Seth Fishman (Author) Isabel Greenberg (Illustrator)

Product Details

$17.99  $16.55
Greenwillow Books
Publish Date
March 19, 2019
10.2 X 10.1 X 0.5 inches | 0.9 pounds

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About the Author

Seth Fishman is the author of the picture books A Hundred Billion Trillion Stars, a Boston Globe-Horn Book Award Honor book and Mathical Prize winner, and Power Up. He is a graduate of Princeton University and the University of East Anglia in Norwich, England. He lives in Los Angeles, California. He is also the author of two young adult novels and is a literary agent.
Isabel Greenberg is an award-winning illustrator, comic artist, and writer. Her graphic novels have received starred reviews, won the Best Book Award at the British Comic Awards, and won the Jonathan Cape/Observer/Comica Graphic Short Story Prize, among other praise. Isabel has worked with a variety of clients, including the Guardian, Nobrow Press, The National Trust, and the New York Times. She lives in London and enjoys illustrating all things historical.


"Math and science enthusiasts, this one's for you! . . .Parents and kids alike will appreciate the book's exhortation to stay curious. A fresh, scientific look at one aspect of the incredible human body."--Kirkus Reviews
"Fishman begins this work with an unbelievable but true statement about how there is enough energy in a person's pinkie finger to power a large city for an entire day. ...A great introduction to human physiology that affirms just how special our bodies are."--School Library Journal
"The creative team behind A Hundred Billion Trillion Stars turns from astronomical bodies to the human body. . . .An inspirational companion to traditional health books and mindfulness activities."--ALA Booklist
"The text presents information with clarity, humor, and, above all, wonder--both at the amazing human body and at everything it allows the child reader to do, think, learn, and discover."--The Horn Book
"Your pinkie, this innovative book explains, 'has enough energy to light up one of the biggest cities in the world' for a day. Fishman and Greenberg (A Hundred Billion Trillion Stars) turn something kids instinctively understand - the energy in our bodies - into a lesson in biology and physics, and the real importance of food and sleep."--New York Times Book Review