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The Resource George and the blue moon, Lucy & Stephen Hawking ; illustrated by Garry Parsons

George and the blue moon, Lucy & Stephen Hawking ; illustrated by Garry Parsons

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George and the blue moon
Title
George and the blue moon
Statement of responsibility
Lucy & Stephen Hawking ; illustrated by Garry Parsons
Title variation
George & the blue moon
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Author
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Genre
Language
eng
Summary
"George and Annie are off on another cosmic adventure inspired by the Mars Expedition in the fifth book of the George's Secret Key series from Stephen and Lucy Hawking. George and his best friend, Annie, have been selected as junior astronauts for a program that trains young people for a future trip to Mars. This is everything they have ever wanted--and now they get to be a part of up-to-the minute space discoveries and meet a bunch of new friends who are as fascinated by the universe as they are. But when they arrive at space camp, George and Annie quickly learn that strange things are happening on Earth as well as up in the skies. Mysterious space missions are happening in secret, and the astronaut training they're undertaking gets scarier and scarier..."
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Review
George and Annie again tackle "crazy squillionaire" Alioth Merak as the megalomaniac takes another stab at dominating the world (and beyond).As in the series' four previous episodes, the plot is largely a jumble that loosely connects densely factual—or, as appropriate, speculative—tiny-type side essays, many credited to specific experts. The 19 here are on such cutting-edge topics as cyberbullying, driverless cars, the origins of our oceans, the challenges of living on Mars, and the nature of objective reality. George and Annie, both white to judge from Parsons' spot illustrations (Annie is labeled "dyslexic"), are elated to be accepted into an astronaut-training program, but that quickly changes to suspicion as the "training" takes on aspects of a competitive reality show. Soon they discover that the program's head is actually Merak in disguise, armed with a vague scheme to dominate the solar system with the aid of lots of robots and a Star Trek-style "quantum teleportation" device. They enlist allies and rivals (notably dark-skinned twins Venus and Neptune, who start out mean but ultimately decide to try tennis rather than space travel) to stymie the villain both on Earth and at a secret base on Jupiter's moon Europa. The informational content closes with a real space tourist's account of the profound impact of seeing our planet from orbit. Will likely sell well, as usual—but also as usual, the essays and the storyline are aimed at different audiences. (Informational science fiction. 10-12)(Kirkus Reviews, August 1, 2017)
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Publishers description
http://library.link/vocab/ext/novelist/bookUI
10600648
Cataloging source
VPW
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Hawking, Lucy
Illustrations
illustrations
Index
no index present
Intended audience
Ages 8-12
Literary form
fiction
http://library.link/vocab/ext/novelist/minGradeLevel
  • 4
  • 6
http://library.link/vocab/relatedWorkOrContributorDate
1942-2018
http://library.link/vocab/relatedWorkOrContributorName
  • Hawking, Stephen
  • Parsons, Garry
http://library.link/vocab/resourcePreferred
True
Series statement
George's secret key
Series volume
5
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • George
  • Space flight
  • Cosmology
  • Space flight to Mars
  • Astronauts
Target audience
pre adolescent
Label
George and the blue moon, Lucy & Stephen Hawking ; illustrated by Garry Parsons
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Copyright
Note
"Originally published in Great Britain in 2016 by Random House Children's Publishers UK, a division of The Random House Group Ltd."--Title page verso
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volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Control code
1886977
Dimensions
23 cm.
Edition
First US edition.
Extent
322 pages
Isbn
9781481466301
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Other physical details
illustrations
System control number
  • (Sirsi) i9781481466301
  • (OCoLC)1010503299
Label
George and the blue moon, Lucy & Stephen Hawking ; illustrated by Garry Parsons
Publication
Copyright
Note
"Originally published in Great Britain in 2016 by Random House Children's Publishers UK, a division of The Random House Group Ltd."--Title page verso
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Control code
1886977
Dimensions
23 cm.
Edition
First US edition.
Extent
322 pages
Isbn
9781481466301
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Other physical details
illustrations
System control number
  • (Sirsi) i9781481466301
  • (OCoLC)1010503299

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