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  • Published: 8 January 2019
  • ISBN: 9780241373927
  • Imprint: Puffin
  • Format: Paperback
  • Pages: 128
  • RRP: $16.99

The Extraordinary Life of Stephen Hawking




A bold new non-fiction series for 7+ readers focusing on the lives of inspirational historical and modern figures.

How did the universe begin? What is a black hole? And what happens if you throw a party for time travellers...?

When Stephen Hawking was told at the age of twenty-one that he only had a few years to live, it made him more determined than ever to find out the answers to life's big questions.

Diagnosed with motor-neurone disease as a young man, Stephen defied the odds and lived to the age of 76 - and his scientific discoveries changed the world . . .

From building model aeroplanes as a child to travelling all over the globe and experiencing a zero-gravity flight, Stephen Hawking's life was extraordinary from beginning to end.

  • Published: 8 January 2019
  • ISBN: 9780241373927
  • Imprint: Puffin
  • Format: Paperback
  • Pages: 128
  • RRP: $16.99

About the authors

Kate Scott

Kate Scott was born in Newcastle and grew up in Melbourne, California’s Mojave Desert, Nimbin and Brisbane. She began her career as a music journalist at age 18, before becoming the editor of (now defunct) street press magazine Rave at age 22. She interviewed hundreds of national and international artists, and her pieces were syndicated nationally.

She spent ten years with The Australian Ballet as their in-house writer, then head of marketing, and was Managing Editor of Luminous: Celebrating 50 Years of The Australian Ballet, a 360-page coffee table book. She now lives in Thirroul on the NSW south coast, works as a freelance strategist, and has two rabbits, Iggy Pop and Lou Reed. Compulsion is her debut novel.

Kate Scott acknowledges the Dharawal people, on whose lands she lives and works. Sovereignty was never ceded.

www.katescott.au