You and the Universe (Hardcover)

You and the Universe By Stephen Hawking, Lucy Hawking, Xin Li (Illustrator) Cover Image
By Stephen Hawking, Lucy Hawking, Xin Li (Illustrator)
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(Childrens Non-Fiction)


Inspire kids to ask the big questions about Earth and the cosmos with this stunningly illustrated version of Professor Stephen Hawking's final message to humankind.

We are all time travelers journeying together into the future. But let us work together to make that future a place we want to visit.

Scientist and educator Stephen Hawking spent his life trying to unravel the mysteries of the universe. But, he still had many questions—and he wanted every reader, every child, to come together to help answer them: How can we save the planet? How can we learn to be there for one another?

Adapted from Professor Hawking’s posthumous 2020 Earth Day message, You and the Universe is his first picture book and is a tribute to the littlest citizens of Earth, highlighting the power of coming together and creating a better tomorrow.

About the Author

STEPHEN HAWKING was one of history’s most brilliant scientific minds. He was a professor at the University of Cambridge for more than thirty years and the recipient of numerous awards and other honors, including the Presidential Medal of Freedom. Professor Hawking wrote many books, including the record-breaking classic A Brief History of Time, and also made documentaries and television series. His life was turned into the Oscar-winning movie The Theory of Everything. Professor Hawking coauthored a series of children’s books with his daughter, Lucy Hawking, beginning with George’s Secret Key to the Universe. He died in 2018.

LUCY HAWKING is a bestselling children’s author and educator. She coauthored the acclaimed seven-book George’s Secret Key science adventure series for young readers with her father. Her latest series, Princess Olivia Investigates . . . , shares climate science through character-led adventure storytelling. Lucy’s many other science education projects include space-themed books for use in elementary schools, podcasts, and a virtual-reality experience about autism. Lucy lives in London with her family.

XIN LI is an illustrator and picture-book creator. She grew up in China and currently lives in Norway. She studied design and worked for software companies for more than a decade. After having her daughter, Xin realized that her true passion lies in creating art and telling stories.

Praise For…

"Text from the Hawkings urges readers to care for one another and the planet in this buoyant book." —Publishers Weekly
Product Details
ISBN: 9780593432112
ISBN-10: 0593432118
Publisher: Random House Books for Young Readers
Publication Date: March 26th, 2024
Pages: 40
Language: English