Stephen Hawking

By Isabel Munoz (Illustrator), Jane Kent (Text)


Format Hardcover


Stephen Hawking

by Isabel Munoz, Jane Kent



Barnes and Noble Indiebound
Meet world-famous physicist Stephen Hawking and learn about his life and work in this engagingly illustrated biography.
Known for both his bestselling books and his work on black holes, physicist Stephen Hawking beat the odds and lived with ALS—a form of motor neuron disease—for longer than doctors ever expected. This engrossing biography shows why Hawking is such an inspiring example of someone who pursued his dreams in spite of his disability. Born into a family of thinkers who loved reading books at the dinner table, Hawking got his love of science and math from his father. Follow his path to fame as he formulates his groundbreaking theory, works on expanding our ideas about the universe and its creation, and becomes a “rock-star scientist” who appeared in TV shows and films. Appealing illustrations, information on his breakthroughs and successes, and an index of major events reveal how Hawking left his mark on humanity. A timeline and simple quiz help kids test their understanding and knowledge.
“Kent continues the Genius Series of first-person biographies featuring such figures as Frida Kahlo, Leonardo da Vinci, and Marie Curie. Hawking warmly introduces himself (in Kent’s words): ‘I’m known not only for my work on black holes and relativity, but because I beat the odds and lived with a form of Motor Neuron Disease for years longer than doctors predicted.” The narrative is light and even . . . in tone: “No matter what setbacks you encounter, there is always a way to achieve your dreams.’ . . . Munoz captures his resilience and humor (one spread shows children watching his character on The Simpsons) while emphasizing the severity of his disease. Back matter includes a timeline and questions for readers to test their knowledge.” —Publishers Weekly

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Pub Date: 3/5/2019

ISBN: 9788854413627

Price: $9.95 / $13.50 CAN

Format: Hardcover

Pages: 42 pages, all in color

Trim: 7.625 x 9.25 Inches

Territories: US Only


Age Range: 6 and up

Publisher: White Star Publishers

Carton Quantity: 25

Series: Genius Series