‘ GEORGE’S SECRET KEY TO THE UNIVERSE” is written by the famous scientist STEPHEN HAWKING and his daughter LUCY HAWKING
This book is about George whose parents belive that technology is really harmful and really useless. So George does not has any modern facilities from light bulbs to air conditioner in his house. Wanting to live a purer, simpler life, they washed their clothes with hand and did not own a car and lit the house with candles in order to avoid using any electricity. This all was designed to give George a natural and improving upbringing, free from toxins, additives, radiation and other such evil phenomena.
One day in search of his lost pig, George came across the house next to his. All the people in the neighbourhood thought that the house was a magical house as it belonged to an old man who once vanished and never returned.
George followed the footprints of his pig and entered his house. The house belonged to a scientist named Eric. George liked him and his daughter Annie very much.
Eric had a computer, small and glossy.And its name was ‘COSMOS’. He was the most powerful computer in the world. He could talk and toured george, Annie and Eric around the universe. George learned many things about space.
Dr. REPPER, George’s teacher and Eric’s enemy stole the Cosmos. Eric got a letter. He rushed in the space to find a new earth but alas he was trapped in a black hole!!!
After many up and downs Annie, Gorge and Susan (Annie’s mum) were able to bring back cosmos and cosmos helped them to bring back Eric.
They all were then able to convince Georg’s parents that technology is not that bad.
Stephen Hawkings has put in some interesting facts and photos related to space and universe between the novel.
The story keeps you interested in the book and the facts and photos about the universe written in a very kid-friendly manner and a simple language, makes you more and more curious about space and science.
I will like to recommend this novel to those who like adventurous or science fiction stories.