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Stephen Hawking - Little Guides to Great Lives

Written by Isabel Thomas

Illustrated by Marianna Madriz

Part of the Little Guides to Great Lives Series

Key Stage 1 People / Places Space Science

LoveReading View on Stephen Hawking - Little Guides to Great Lives

An inspiring introduction to the life of one of the UKs greatest scientist, Stephen Hawking. When he was still a young man, Hawking was diagnosed with a form of motor neurone disease which he knew would disable him and shorten his life. He was determined to achieve all he could despite this and he did. His research into black holes and the theory of the Big Bang was ground breaking and of the greatest importance to all subsequent scientific study.

Julia Eccleshare M.B.E

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Stephen Hawking - Little Guides to Great Lives Synopsis

Stephen Hawking, written by Isabel Thomas and illustrated by Marianna Madriz is a beautifully illustrated biography of a ground-breaking scientist.

Stephen Hawking was one of the world’s most famous scientists. His ground-breaking research into black holes and the Big Bang has helped to explain the beginnings of our universe and his book A Brief History of Time has sold over 10 million copies.

Diagnosed with a form of motor neuron disease when he was a young man, Stephen was inspired to achieve his goals as fast as possible. Through incredible determination and skill, he became a legendary scientist, a best-selling author, and the man that changed the way we think about the universe

Book Information

ISBN: 9781786275141
Publication date: 30th September 2019
Author: Isabel Thomas
Illustrator: Marianna Madriz
Publisher: Laurence King Publishing
Format: Hardback
Pagination: 64 pages
Year Groups: Key Stage 1
Topics: People / Places, Space, Science

About Isabel Thomas

Isabel Thomas is an award-winning science writer and children’s author. She has written more than 180 science books about science and nature for young audiences. Isabel has been shortlisted for the Royal Society Young People’s Book Prize and the Blue Peter Book Awards and won the AAAS Subaru Prize for Excellence in Science Books 2020. When she's not writing, you'll find her experimenting, inventing, drawing, exploring and wearing out her library card. Isabel read Human Sciences at Oxford University, before working in journalism and children's publishing. She lives in Cambridge, where she's zookeeper to three young sons and ...

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