Grades 5 - 8
Grade level Equivalent: 7.3
Lexile® Measure: Not Available
DRA: Not Available
Guided Reading: Not Available
- Science Fiction and Fantasy
- Planets, Moons, Solar Systems
- Satellites and Probes
- Space Travel
About This Book
Stephen Hawking, author of the multi-million copy bestselling A Brief History of Time, and his daughter Lucy explain the universe to readers of all ages.
George's best friend, Annie, needs help. Her scientist father, Eric, is working on a space project — and it's all going wrong. A robot has landed on Mars but is behaving very oddly. And now Annie has discovered something weird on her dad's supercomputer.
Is it a message from an alien? Could there be life out there? How do you find a planet in outer space? And if you could talk to aliens, what would you say?
An action-packed roller-coaster ride into a dramatic treasure hunt across the cosmos, this terrific adventure is filled with the latest scientific knowledge about our Universe, including special essays from some of the top scientists in the world.
An excerpt from George's Cosmic Treasure Hunt
It hadn't been easy to decide what to wear. "Come as your favorite space object," he'd been told by Eric Bellis, the scientist next door, who had invited George to his costume party. The problem was, George had so many favorite outer-space objects, he hadn't known which one to pick.
Should he dress up as Saturn with its rings?
Perhaps he could go as Pluto, the poor little planet that wasn't a planet anymore?
Or should he go as the darkest, most powerful force in the Universe — a black hole? He didn't think too long or hard about that — as amazing, huge, and fascinating as black holes are, they didn't really count as his favorite space objects. It would be quite hard to get fond of something that was so greedy, it swallowed up anything and everything that came too close, including light.
Praise for George's Cosmic Treasure Hunt
"Fun cartoon drawings throughout." — School Library Journal