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  • Published: 1 November 2012
  • ISBN: 9780552559584
  • Imprint: Corgi Childrens
  • Format: Paperback
  • Pages: 352
  • RRP: $16.99

George's Secret Key to the Universe

The first in the global smash-hit George series written by Lucy Hawking and her father, Professor Stephen Hawking. Out-of-this-universe space adventures, plus exclusive, real-life information from the world's leading scientists - including Professor Hawking himself. Perfect for any curious mind.

George's pet pig breaks through the fence into the garden next door - introducing him to his new neighbours: the scientist, Eric, his daughter, Annie, and a super-intelligent computer called Cosmos. And from that moment George's life will never be the same again, for Cosmos can open a portal to any point in outer space . . .

Written by science educator Lucy Hawking and her father - the most famous scientist in the world - and illustrated by Garry Parsons, George's Secret Key to the Universe will take you on a rollercoaster ride through space to discover the mysteries of our universe.

  • Published: 1 November 2012
  • ISBN: 9780552559584
  • Imprint: Corgi Childrens
  • Format: Paperback
  • Pages: 352
  • RRP: $16.99

About the authors

Lucy Hawking

Lucy Hawking is the original creator of the George series. She works with world leading scientists, including her co-author and father, Stephen Hawking, to explain complex concepts of science through story telling to young readers. A former journalist, she has written widely for British newspapers. Lucy now gives regular talks about the science and stories of the George series to audiences all over the world.

Stephen Hawking

Stephen Hawking was a brilliant theoretical physicist and is generally considered to have been one of the world's greatest thinkers. He held the position of Lucasian Professor of Mathematics at the University of Cambridge for thirty years and is the author of A Brief History of Time which was an international bestseller. His other books for the general reader include A Briefer History of Time, the essay collection Black Holes and Baby Universe,The Universe in a Nutshell, The Grand Design, and Black Holes: The BBC Reith Lectures.
He died on 14 March, 2018.

Praise for George's Secret Key to the Universe

A true beginner's guide to A Brief History of Time

Publishers Weekly

A rollercoaster ride from Stephen Hawking


An enjoyable read that clarifies many aspects of the universe in a very enjoyable way

South Wales Argus

Exciting journey gives a great introduction to science as explained by the world famous Stephen Hawking

My Child

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

A unique and remarkable book

The Northern Echo

When taught badly, physics and astronomy can become dull and lifeless, weighed down by the regurgitation of facts and theories. George's Secret Key to the Universe is the opposite - a wild ride through outer space that makes learning science feel like going to the movies

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