George's Secret Key to the Universe

George's Secret Key to the Universe

Book - 2007
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Stephen Hawking, author of the multi-million copy bestselling A Brief History of Time , and his daughter Lucy explain the universe to readers of all ages. George's parents, who have always been wary of technology, warn him about their new neighbors: Eric is a scientist and his daughter, Annie, seems to be following in his footsteps. But when George befriends them and Cosmos, their super-computer, he finds himself on a wildly fun adventure, while learning about physics, time, and the universe. With Cosmos's help, he can travel to other planets and a black hole. But what would happen if the wrong people got their hands on Cosmos? George, Annie, and Eric aren't about to find out, and what ensues is a funny adventure that clearly explains the mysteries of science. Garry Parsons' energetic illustrations add humor and interest, and his scientific drawings add clarity; there are also eight 4-page full-color inserts of scientific photos.
Publisher: New York : Simon & Schuster Books for Young Readers, 2007.
Edition: First U.S. edition
ISBN: 9781416954620
1416954627
Branch Call Number: j F HAWKING
Characteristics: 297 pages : illustrations (some color) ; 23 cm.

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thebritlass
Sep 12, 2015

A stellar choice for budding scientists, this first adventure in a series written by Lucy and Stephen Hawking intermingles scientific fact in an engaging story line.

faizamalik Dec 18, 2012

My almosy 7 yr old is throughly enjoying reading this book. Its an adventure but full of space facts. The action moves at just the right speed to keep a young reader engaged. My son does not have a natural love of reading, but enjoys this content so much that he reads anyway. :)

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dronfire
Nov 11, 2012

amazing!! a must read!!

angiem99 Jan 18, 2012

This was an awesome book! I found it amusing to read! It's great! Just keep going in the book and it becomes quite exciting. It was worth my time.

lmnopro Jan 05, 2011

George is being raised by parents who believe all technology is just, plain wrong. No TV at their house, no telephone, and very odd food in George's lunchbox. And then new neighbors move in next door--a scientist studying computers and astronomy and his daughter, Annie, have a super computer which works as a key to exploring different parts of the universe. George and Annie have adventures all over our solar system while they fight a mad scientist who wants to destroy the earth. Good story with cute drawings and absolutely phenomenal pictures of the moons of Saturn and Jupiter, etc. Science fiction with a good amount of science mixed in. 3rd or 4th grade and up.

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coolx777
Aug 12, 2010

The book is really good..
And the way hawking combined fact and fiction ..........FANTASTIC

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Apr 05, 2017

bjaysvict thinks this title is suitable for between the ages of 1 and 13

green_falcon_60 Nov 25, 2013

green_falcon_60 thinks this title is suitable for between the ages of 5 and 99

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