George's Secret Key to the Universe

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George's Secret Key to the Universe is a 2007 children's book written by Stephen
Stephen Hawking
Stephen William Hawking, CH, CBE, FRS, FRSA is an English theoretical physicist and cosmologist, whose scientific books and public appearances have made him an academic celebrity...

 and Lucy Hawking
Lucy Hawking
Lucy Hawking is an English journalist and novelist. She is the daughter of theoretical physicist Stephen Hawking and she lives in London.-Education and career:...

.

Its main characters are George, Eric, Annie, Dr. G. Reeper (or Greeper), and Cosmos, the world's most powerful computer. Cosmos can draw windows allowing people to look into outer space, as well as doors which act as portals allowing travel into outer space. It is written like a story and aims to describe various aspects of the universe in a manner that is accessible to children and other people new to the topic. It starts by describing atoms, stars, and planets and their moons. It then goes on to describe black holes which remains the topic of focus in the last part of the book. This book is interesting for children because it is like a key to the universe and makes learning easier. At frequent intervals throughout the book, there are pictures and "fact files" of the different references to universal objects, including a picture of Mars
Mars
Mars is the fourth planet from the Sun in the Solar System. The planet is named after the Roman god of war, Mars. It is often described as the "Red Planet", as the iron oxide prevalent on its surface gives it a reddish appearance...

 with its moons
Moon
The Moon is Earth's only known natural satellite,There are a number of near-Earth asteroids including 3753 Cruithne that are co-orbital with Earth: their orbits bring them close to Earth for periods of time but then alter in the long term . These are quasi-satellites and not true moons. For more...

. It is intended for an audience age 9 and up.

The book was followed by
  • George's Cosmic Treasure Hunt
    George's Cosmic Treasure Hunt
    George's Cosmic Treasure Hunt is a 2009 children's book written by Stephen and Lucy Hawking. George and Annie, the middle-school cosmologists, return in this sequel to the 2007 story, George's Secret Key to the Universe.The book was followed by...

    in 2009 (ISBN 1416986715).
  • George and the Big Bang
    George And The Big Bang
    George And The Big Bang is a book by the British physicist Stephen Hawking with author, and daughter, Lucy Hawking. The book is the third book in the series.-Plot:...

    in 2011 (ISBN 9780385615532).

See also

  • A Brief History of Time
    A Brief History of Time
    A Brief History of Time is a popular science book written by renown physicist Stephen Hawking and first published by the Bantam Dell Publishing Group in 1988. It became a best-seller and has sold more than 10 million copies...

    by Stephen Hawking
  • Black Holes and Baby Universes and Other Essays
    Black Holes and Baby Universes and Other Essays
    Black Holes and The Baby Universes and other Essays This book is mainly about the makeup of black holes and how they intertwine with "baby universes". Is a popular science book by British astrophysicist Stephen Hawking...

    by Stephen Hawking