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"The book gets points for tackling the recurrent tension between environmentalism and science, but it succeeds first and foremost as a good old-fashioned adventure tale." (Natural History)
*"What better way to interest young readers in science...than for one of the world's most renowned theoretical physicists to put his subect at the center of a children's book?...A true beginnger's guide to A Brief History of Time." (Publishers Weekly, starred review)
"[An] entertaining read-aloud that integrates well-presented scientific facts and theories within a charmingly illustrated chapter book." (Booklist)
"A relief for the science-deficient parent in need of a little extra help." (New York Magazine)
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 Hawking.org.uk.
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.
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 GarryParsons.co.uk.
I'm sure that this is a very good book but it wasn't what I thought I was ordering after seeing the movie. This is very definitely a book for kids.Published 14 days ago by Beach Reader
Delightful into to the world of science. This is a great way to interest children in all fields of science.Published 1 month ago by artquinn
Great book to read to the kids (ages 4, 6, & 10) especially the older 2. Good story, interesting pictures, and real factual info too. Read morePublished 1 month ago by Jade R. Pope
I really enjoyed reading this book. The storyline was great and it was nice that the parents were so central to the children's adventures. Read morePublished 1 month ago by Hikarimay10
A book a parent can read with their kid(s) and really enjoy too. I have bought this for multiple friends' kids.Published 2 months ago by Rachel Halbert