George's Cosmic Treasure Hunt
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... show more
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.
Publish date: May 24th 2011
Publisher: Simon & Schuster Books for Young Readers
Pages no: 352
Edition language: English
Series: George (#2)
After several weeks of being too busy to post, I appear to be spending my Mother's Day catching up on the backlog of books waiting for reviews I wanted to like these books, a trio of children's books authored primarily by Lucy Hawking with assistance from her father, the famous Steven Hawking. Th...
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 scientic facts! Even though this was meant for someone younger, I found myself learning many things (all...
I didn't enjoy this one as much as [b:George's Secret Key to the Universe|1111741|George's Secret Key to the Universe|Lucy Hawking|http://ecx.images-amazon.com/images/I/51QUIjsfBJL._SL75_.jpg|857108], but it wasn't bad. Max enjoyed it and, like the last one, it got him asking questions about planets...
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 holes, Michael was mesmerized and would bring me back to the book with questions about the universe. I...