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'The Magic of Reality' is Richard Dawkins First Novel for Children

 - Sep 20, 2011
References: openculture &
To those familiar with the work of noted zoologist and atheist thinker Richard Dawkins, the announcement of his first children's' book 'The Magic of Reality' will come as quite a surprise.

On the heels of 'The God Delusion,' a book many would call proselytizing and almost hostile, Richard Dawkins is prepared to show the softer side of atheism. In the hopes of introducing children to the wonders of existence, The Magic of Reality explores a deluge of topics ranging from extraterrestrial life to early human history. According to the book, in a world that's becoming decidedly anti-intellectual, it's of increasing importance that children today are reared with a healthy respect for both the minuscule size of Earth as well as the rarity and gift of life.

This book would make an interesting addition to a child's book shelf, right in between Dr. Seuss and Where the Wild Things Are.