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The Resource George's cosmic treasure hunt, Lucy & Stephen Hawking ; illustrated by Garry Parsons

George's cosmic treasure hunt, Lucy & Stephen Hawking ; illustrated by Garry Parsons

Label
George's cosmic treasure hunt
Title
George's cosmic treasure hunt
Statement of responsibility
Lucy & Stephen Hawking ; illustrated by Garry Parsons
Title variation
Georges cosmic treasure hunt
Creator
Contributor
Illustrator
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
George is heartbroken when his neighbor Annie and her space-scientist father move to Florida, but when Annie sends him a secret message telling him she has been contacted by aliens with a terrible warning, he joins her in a galaxy-wide search for answers. Includes scientific essays on space travel
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Storyline
Review
Gr 5–8— George and Annie, the middle-school cosmologists in the Hawkings' George's Secret Key to the Universe (S & S, 2007), return in a sequel that, if not spellbinding, will please fans of the first book. Annie's scientist dad, Eric, is called from the UK to America to oversee a robot probe bound for Mars. Soon after, Annie invites George to visit and join her on a "cosmic mission." When he arrives, she shows him a coded message she thinks may have come from aliens, which she found on her father's broken super-laptop Cosmos. It suggests that if they can't crack the code, Earth will be destroyed. With the help of Emmett, a super-geek genius, they repair Cosmos and can once again travel the planets and stars. Meanwhile, Eric's robot probe arrives on Mars and behaves bizarrely. Brief essays on cosmology interspersed between the chapters expand on the topics Annie, George, and Eric mention, plus color photos of heavenly phenomena. Fun cartoon drawings throughout carry along the unsubtle tale whose message seems to be "Wow! Isn't science great?"—Walter Minkel, Austin Public Library, TX --Walter Minkel (Reviewed October 1, 2009) (School Library Journal, vol 55, issue 10, p127)
http://library.link/vocab/ext/novelist/bookUI
335179
Cataloging source
DLC
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Hawking, Lucy
Dewey number
[Fic]
Index
no index present
Intended audience
880L
Intended audience source
Lexile
Interest level
MG
Literary form
fiction
http://library.link/vocab/ext/novelist/minGradeLevel
  • 5
  • 8
Reading level
6.1
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 Greenby books
Series volume
0002
Study program name
Accelerated Reader AR
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Outer space
  • Extraterrestrial beings
  • Science fiction
Target audience
pre adolescent
Label
George's cosmic treasure hunt, Lucy & Stephen Hawking ; illustrated by Garry Parsons
Instantiates
Publication
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
732534
Dimensions
cm
Edition
First U.S. edition.
Extent
pages
Isbn
9781416986713
Isbn Type
(hardcover)
Lccn
2009008413
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
System control number
  • (Sirsi) i9781416986713
  • (OCoLC)264021161
Label
George's cosmic treasure hunt, Lucy & Stephen Hawking ; illustrated by Garry Parsons
Publication
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
732534
Dimensions
cm
Edition
First U.S. edition.
Extent
pages
Isbn
9781416986713
Isbn Type
(hardcover)
Lccn
2009008413
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
System control number
  • (Sirsi) i9781416986713
  • (OCoLC)264021161

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