Take a rollercoaster ride through the vastness of space and, in the midst of an exciting adventure, discover the mysteries of physics, science and the universe with George, his new friends next door - the scientist Eric and his daughter, Annie - and a super-intelligent computer called Cosmos, which can take them to the edge of a black hole and back again. Or can it? And who else would like to get their hands on Cosmos? A funny and hugely informative romp through space, time and the universe.
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It is like a Dr Who adventure, inspiring curiosity and amazement. It makes a case for the relevance and fascination of physics, and for the importance of scientists and eco-warriors working together to save the planet. With a happy circularity, the plot depends on a recent discovery: Hawking Radiation, the leaking of particles out of black holes until they destroy themselves - The Sunday Times
A true beginner's guide to A Brief History of Time - Publishers Weekly
A rollercoaster ride from Stephen Hawking - Junior
George's Secret Key to the Universe is a novel that anyone who devoured Captain Underpants a year or two ago will appreciate - LA Times
Highly educational for moms and dads to read as well; informative text boxes throughout explain neutron stars, wormholes, and other space stuff. A relief for the science-deficient parent in need of a little extra help - New York Magazine
A terrific page-turner that will be a revelation to every young reader who has ever looked into the skies and wondered - Education Today
An absorbing and elucidating read for any young cosmologist in the making - Guardian
Miss it at your peril! - Carousel
A delightful book for young readers - Independent
An enjoyable read that clarifies many aspects of the universe in a very enjoyable way - South Wales Argus
This title is a funny and hugely informative romp through space, time and the universe - Western Mail Series
Exciting journey gives a great introduction to science as explained by the world famous Stephen Hawking - My Child
This is a great book, blending an exciting story with some gentle science lessons - Bury Free Press
This is a great book - Newmarket Journal
Take a rollercoaster ride through the vastness of space and, in the midst of an exciting adventure, discover the mysteries of physics, science and the universe - York Evening Press
Excellent father and daughter collaboration - Carlisle News and Star
The exciting story is accompanied not only by black andwhite illustrations of George, Annie and their adventures, but by pages of relevant facts and enthralling glossy colour photographs . . . an extraordinary book - Newbury Weekly News
In 1963, Stephen Hawking contracted motor neurone disease and was given two years to live. Yet he went on to Cambridge to become a brilliant researcher and Professorial Fellow at Gonville and Caius College. From 1979 - 2009, he held the post of Lucasian Professor of Mathematics and Theoretical Physics at Cambridge, the chair held by Isaac Newton in 1663, and since 2009 he has been director of research in the department of applied mathematics and theoretical physics. Professor Hawking has over a dozen honorary degrees, was awarded the CBE in 1982. He is a fellow of the Royal Society and a Member of the US National Academy of Science. LUCY HAWKING is the author of two adult novels, and has written for the Daily Mail, the Telegraph, The Times and the Evening Standard and has been a guest presenter and regular contributor on radio.