George and the Big Bang (Hardcover)

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Explore how the universe began—and thwart evil along the way—in this cosmic adventure from Stephen and Lucy Hawking that includes a graphic novel.

George has problems. He has twin baby sisters at home who demand his parents’ attention. His beloved pig Freddy has been exiled to a farm, where he’s miserable. And worst of all, his best friend, Annie, has made a new friend whom she seems to like more than George.

     So George jumps at the chance to help Eric with his plans to run a big experiment in Switzerland that seeks to explore the earliest moment of the universe. But there is a conspiracy afoot, and a group of evildoers is planning to sabotage the experiment. A mysterious message from George’s old nemesis, Reeper, brings shocking new information, but whose side is Reeper really on? And can George repair his friendship with Annie and piece together the clues before Eric’s experiment is destroyed forever?

     This engaging adventure features essays by Professor Stephen Hawking and other eminent physicists about the origins of the universe and ends with a twenty-page graphic novel that explains how the Big Bang happened—in reverse!

About the Author

STEPHEN HAWKING is an English theoretical physicist. Hawking is the Lucasian Professor of Mathematics at the University of Cambridge. He is known for his contributions to the fields of cosmology and quantum gravity, especially in the context of black holes, and his popular works, including" New York Times "bestseller bestseller "A Brief History of Time, " in which he discusses his own theories and cosmology in general.

Lucy Hawking, Stephen Hawking's daughter, is a journalist and novelist. She is the coauthor of "George's Secret Key to the Universe", "George's Cosmic Treasure Hunt", and "George and the Big Bang", as well as the author of the adult novels "Jaded" and "Run for Your Life." She lives in Cambridge with her son.

Garry Parsons is the award-winning illustrator of many books, including "George's Secret Key to the Universe", "George's Cosmic Treasure Hunt", and "George and the Big Bang" by Lucy and Stephen Hawking; "Billy's Bucket" by Kes Gray; and "What's" "Cool About School" by Kate Agnew. He lives in London. Visit him at

Praise For…

"This addition to the series does not disappoint."

Product Details
ISBN: 9781442440050
ISBN-10: 1442440058
Publisher: Simon & Schuster Books for Young Readers
Publication Date: August 28th, 2012
Pages: 287
Language: English