|aGeorge 2 : George's cosmic treasure hunt /|cLucy & Stephen Hawking ; illustrated by Garry Parsons.
|a1st Simon & Schuster Books for Young Readers pbk. ed.
|aNew York :|bSimon & Schuster Books for Young Readers,|c2011, c2009.
|a299 p.,  p. of plates :|bill. (some col.) ;|c21 cm.
|aOriginally published: London : Doubleday, 2009. With. additional material.
|aIncludes scientific essays on space travel.
|aGeorge is heartbroken when his neighbor Annie and her father move to Florida, but when Annie sends him a message telling him she has been contacted by aliens with a terrible warning, he joins her in a galaxy-wide search for answers.
George and Annie explore the galaxy in this cosmic adventure from Stephen Hawking and Lucy Hawking, complete with essays from Professor Hawking about the latest in space travel. George is heartbroken when he learns that his friend Annie and her father are moving to the US. Eric has a new job working for the space program, looking for signs of life in the Universe. Eric leaves George with a gift--a book called The User's Guide to the Universe. But Annie and Eric haven't been gone for very long when Annie believes that she is being contacted by aliens, who have a terrible warning for her. George joins her in the US to help her with her quest--and before he knows it, he, Annie, Cosmos, and Annie's annoying cousin Emmett have been swept up in a cosmic treasure hunt, spanning the whole galaxy and beyond. Lucy Hawking's own experiences in zero-gravity flight and interviews with astronauts at Cape Kennedy and the Johnson Space Center lend the book a sense of realism and excitement that is sure to fire up imaginations. The book includes essays written by Professor Hawking and his colleagues, in which they provide the latest thoughts on space travel.