George's Cosmic Treasure Hunt by Lucy Hawking, Stephen Hawking
  

George's Cosmic Treasure Hunt

Written by Lucy Hawking, Stephen Hawking
Part of the George's Secret Key to the Universe Series

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Read the second story by the father and daughter duo of Stephen and Lucy Hawking. Once again the book features George, Annie, Eric and, of course, Cosmos and yet again, the reader will get wrapped up in a terrific action-packed cosmic adventure and rollercoaster ride treasure hunt across the cosmos. As the reader is enjoying the adventure they will also pick up all the latest scientific knowledge about our universe that is linked to it.

Brilliant stuff. Science has never been this exciting. Click here to read the first adventure George's Secret Key to the Universe.

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George's Cosmic Treasure Hunt by Lucy Hawking, Stephen Hawking

'We are going', said Annie, 'on a great cosmic journey. So listen up, Savers of Planet Earth, and prepare to meet the Universe'. George's best friend Annie needs help. Her scientist father, Eric, is working on a space project - and it's all going wrong. A robot has landed on Mars, but is behaving very oddly. And now Annie has discovered something weird on her dad's super-computer. Is it a message from an alien? Could there be life out there? How do you find a planet in outer space? And if you could talk to aliens, what would you say?


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As with Lucy Hawking's first book about George, this is an exciting tale for children, interspersed with some serious science. I came away from this one feeling that the short essays on all manner of spacey stuff could easily be used to teach people older than ten about astrophysics, too. There is something about getting the cream of space/physics/astronomy to write on serious subjects, but aimed at young children...It's not only astrophysics you get. There is a fair bit on the environment, too, and not all through George's parents, who are rather Green. Plenty of food for thought in here. Bookwitch What better way to interest young readers in science-and specifically in its relevance to the long-term survival of humankind-than for one of the world's most renowned theoretical physicists to put his subject at the center of a children's book? Stephen Hawking, his novelist daughter, and French physicist Galfard create two inquisitive, middle-school heroes, then send them on wondrous adventures through time and space Publishers Weekly I COULDN'T wait to get my hands on George's Cosmic Treasure Hunt, written by scientist and professor Stephen Hawking. Not only is it a brilliant adventure story that I didn't want to put down, but I learnt lots of scientific facts about the universe and enjoyed looking at the colour photos taken in space, too. A book to get readers interested in space and, as per the wish of its authors, a book that means you never stop asking: Why? -- Sebastian Westwood, age 11 First News

About the Author

Lucy Hawking, Stephen Hawking

STEPHEN HAWKING is the Lucasian Professor of Mathematics and Theoretical Physics at the University of Cambridge and is widely regarded as one of the most brilliant theoretical physicists since Einstein. His adult book A Brief History of Time has been a publishing sensation.

LUCY HAWKING is the author of two adult novels, and has written for the Daily Mail, the Telegraph, The Times and the Evening Standard and has been a guest presenter and regular contributor on radio.

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Format

Paperback
352 pages
Interest Age: From 9

Author

Lucy Hawking, Stephen Hawking
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Publisher

Corgi Childrens an imprint of Random House Children's Books

Publication date

1st April 2010

ISBN

9780552559614

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