George's Cosmic Treasure Hunt

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George's Cosmic Treasure Hunt

By Lucy Hawking; Stephen Hawking; Garry Parsons (Illustrator)

Simon & Schuster Children's Publishing, Hardcover, 9781416986713, 299pp.

Publication Date: May 19, 2009

George and Annie explore the galaxy in this cosmic adventure from Stephen Hawking and Lucy Hawking, complete with essays from Professor Hawking about the latest in space travel.
George is heartbroken when he learns that his friend Annie and her father are moving to the US. Eric has a new job working for the space program, looking for signs of life in the Universe. Eric leaves George with a gift--a book called "The User's Guide to the Universe." But Annie and Eric haven't been gone for very long when Annie believes that she is being contacted by aliens, who have a terrible warning for her. George joins her in the US to help her with her quest--and before he knows it, he, Annie, Cosmos, and Annie's annoying cousin Emmett have been swept up in a cosmic treasure hunt, spanning the whole galaxy and beyond.
Lucy Hawking's own experiences in zero-gravity flight and interviews with astronauts at Cape Kennedy and the Johnson Space Center lend the book a sense of realism and excitement that is sure to fire up imaginations. The book includes essays written by Professor Hawking and his colleagues, in which they provide the latest thoughts on space travel.

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

Garry 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