George's Secret Key to the Universe

By Lucy Hawking; Stephen Hawking; Garry Parsons (Illustrator)
Simon & Schuster Children's Publishing, Paperback, 9781416985846, 308pp.

Publication Date: May 19, 2009

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In their bestselling book for young readers, noted physicist Stephen Hawking and his daughter, Lucy, provide a grand and funny adventure that explains fascinating information about our universe, including Dr. Hawking's latest ideas about black holes. It's the story of George, who's taken through the vastness of space by a scientist, his daughter, and their super-computer named Cosmos. George's Secret Key to the Universe was a New York Times bestseller and a selection of Al's Book Club on the Today show.

About the Author
Lucy Hawking, Stephen Hawking's daughter, is a journalist and novelist. She is the coauthor of "George's Secret Key to the Universe", "George's Cosmic Treasure Hunt", and "George and the Big Bang", as well as the author of the adult novels "Jaded" and "Run for Your Life." She lives in Cambridge with her son.Stephen Hawking, a Lucasian Professor of Mathematics at Cambridge, is the preeminent theoretical physicist in the world. His book "A Brief History of Time" was a phenomenal worldwide bestseller. He has twelve honorary degrees and was awarded the Commander of the Order of the British Empire and was made a Companion of Honour. He has three children and one grandchild. Visit him at Parsons is the award-winning illustrator of many books, including "George's Secret Key to the Universe", "George's Cosmic Treasure Hunt", and "George and the Big Bang" by Lucy and Stephen Hawking; "Billy's Bucket" by Kes Gray; and "What's" "Cool About School" by Kate Agnew. He lives in London. Visit him at
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