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Review of George’s Secret Key to the Universe by Lucy and Stephen Hawking

Posted on | November 15, 2007 | 4 Comments

George’s Secret Key to the Universe by Lucy and Stephen Hawking

Great fiction for preteen children with even the vaguest interest in the universe, planets and stars.

This kid’s book is a great mix of fiction and scientific fact. Its the  highly entertaining story of George, whose parents abhor any modern conveniences including electricity or computers. Then he meets his new neighbours and his adventures through space begin.

Cosmos, the world’s most advanced computer, can open a door to anywhere the universe and George and his new friend Annie hitch a ride on a comet initially bringing everything to life.

Our 8 year old raced through and thoroughly enjoyed this book. Its peppered with illustrations thoughout which helped as he tends to be put off by all text. I also liked the “fact pages” and colour photographs of planets/moons etc that are scattered intermittently. I learned alot too!

From birth/death of stars, black holes, the solar system, matter to temperature, the moon, light and asteroid belts, information is delivered simply, in basic terms but not dumbed down.

The story romped along and it was easy to read and follow. Definitely a recommendation for any kids with the slightest interest in the universe, planets, space or even Dr. Who and science fiction.  

Rated 4/5 on Nov 15 2007 by ManicMammy
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4 Responses to “Review of George’s Secret Key to the Universe by Lucy and Stephen Hawking”

  1. joe
    December 9th, 2007 @ 2:08 pm

    so i have to write a report on george compared to my dad and i was wondering if u guys had any suggestions, my dad is just like eric….

    i might just do it on eric and my dad cause thats a lot easier. but how could i srart it?
    please respond

  2. Emily
    February 16th, 2008 @ 6:50 pm

    WOW and WOW this book is cool cool and really cool it has the latest idias on black holes it has facts about comets and not only that, it has facts about loads of things in our solar system. It’s not only a fact book it’s a fun book. I’m not a big fan of reading but I could not put this book down. When I got it for my X-mas preasant I wasn’t happy that I got a book I was so disappointed but I really enjoyed it. WWOOWW.

  3. Emiy
    February 17th, 2008 @ 10:26 am

    WOW this book is really good. I got this book for Christmas and I was so angry I got a book but I couldn’t put this book down it was so exciting it had pictures of loads and loads of things in space it has facts about space and it’s just a FAB and FUN book.

  4. jeevan swar
    March 1st, 2008 @ 5:02 am

    this book is one of my favorate one.the sentence “we all are the children of star” is significant.i agree with is .brillant book by lucy and hawking.i really thank to hawking for providing such a wonderfull book which help me to understand this universe.i am keen to buy second and third part of this book.monthly magazine called”nawa yuwa”is beggening to publish this book by sries .and it is translated in nepali language.

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