Little Guides To Great Lives: Stephen Hawking by Isabel Thomas & Marianna Madriz


This fully illustrated book about Stephen Hawking is part of the non-fiction series Little Guides for Great Lives: A series of biographies introducing inspirational historical figures to children aged 7-11.  The book blends an informative and humorous narrative with playful illustrations to immerse children in Hawking's world.  Stephen Hawking was one of the world's most renowned scientists and cosmologists.  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 neurone 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.  The back of the book features colourful illustrations, a timeline of Hawking's life and a glossary filled with scientific terms for further learning and education.

Isabel Thomas is a science writer and children's author.  She has written more than 140 books for young people and has been shortlisted for the ASE Science Book of the Year, the Royal Society Young People's Book Prize and the Blue Peter Book Awards.  Isabel also writes for children's science magazines Whizz Pop Bang! and The Week Junior.  Marianna Madriz is a London-based freelance illustrator originally from Venezuela.  Magical realist novels, coming of age films, DIY comics and personable characters (real or fictional) are some of the many things that inspire her work.  Her clients include Creative Review, House of Illustration, Laurence King and Anorak Magazine.

Hardback: 64 pages.

19cm x 15cm.

Age: 7 to 11 Years.

ISBN: 9781786275158.