Stephen Hawking: renowned physicist, one of the smartest men in the world, and co-author of a young-adult novel -- wait, what?!
It's true, my friends. Stephen and his daughter Lucy Hawking teamed up to write an adventurous series, following the escapades of George, Annie, and a supercomputer named Cosmos through time and space, and everything in between. Whether you are a science buff or beginner, you will enjoy this series that sheds light on the very complex concepts Hawking is famous for exploring.
The books are filled with physics facts and explanations, as well as incredible photos from the Hubble Telescope that let you see the sights George and Annie would encounter in their travels throughout the known -- and unknown -- universe.
Very committed readers will also enjoy the interspersed essays written by leading scientists, which explain the concepts referred to in the stories in greater depth. The series includes three books: George's Secret Key to the Universe, George's Cosmic Treasure Hunt, and George and the Big Bang.
Ever wondered how this famed physicist communicates without being able to speak? You can learn more about the state-of-the-art technology that keeps Hawking's brilliant thoughts emerging, even though his own voice is gone,
Recommended for readers in 4th - 7th grade who are interested in science and the mysteries of the universe.