George's Cosmic Treasure Hunt

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Doubleday, 2009 - Adventure stories - 299 pages
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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.

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User Review  - yougotamber - LibraryThing

This book was really fun to listen to and my rating is reflected as an adult reader (five stars for a child or teen). The story line is cute (nothing deep) but the lack of depth is made up for by ... Read full review

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User Review  - jmoncton - LibraryThing

My son Michael loved this book written by Lucy Hawking and her famous scientist father, Stephen Hawking. Although I found my mind wandering through some of the descriptions of red shift and black ... Read full review

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About the author (2009)

After reading French and Russian at Oxford University, Lucy Hawking became a journalist. She has worked for New York Magazine and has written for the Daily Mail, The Telegraph, The Times, and the London Evening Standard. She has also worked as a radio journalist. She has written two novels: Jaded (2004) and Run for Your Life (2005), which was also published as The Accidental Marathon. She is an administrative staff member of the Autism Research Centre (ARC) at the University of Cambridge. She is the daughter of theoretical physicist, Stephen Hawking. She lives in London.

Stephen William Hawking was born on January 8, 1942 in Oxford, England. As a student at Oxford University, Hawking studied Physics, and after three years was awarded a first class honors degree in Natural Science. After gaining a Ph.D. from Cambridge, Hawking became a Research Fellow, and later on a Professional Fellow at Gonville and Caius College. Widely regarded as one of the greatest theoretical physicists since Einstein, Hawking has held the post as Lucasian Professor of Mathematics at the University of Cambridge since 1979. Most famous for his research on black holes, he has written the books A Brief History of Time and Black Holes and Baby Universes, a collection of essays published in 1993. He also authored the books On the Shoulders of Giants, A Briefer History of Time, The Universe in a Nutshell, and The Grand Design. Hawking is also the author of numerous articles for scientific papers, has 12 honorary degrees and is a Fellow of The Royal Society and a Member of the U.S. National Academy of Sciences. Hawking was diagnosed with Lou Gehrig's disease in his early 20s and is now confined to a wheelchair. He uses a computer device to help him speak. Hawking holds a professorship at the University of Oxford. In 2015 Hawking's book A Brief History of Time, which he completed in 1984, became listed on the New York Times bestseller list.

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