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Meet world-famous physicist Stephen Hawking and learn about his life and work in this engagingly illustrated biography. Known for both his bestselling books and his work on black holes, physicist Stephen Hawking beat the odds and lived with ALS - a form of motor neuron disease - for longer than doctors ever expected. This engrossing biography shows why Hawking is such an inspiring example of someone who pursued his dreams in spite of his disability. Born into a family of thinkers who loved reading books at the dinner table, Hawking got his love of science and math from his father. Follow his path to fame as he formulates his groundbreaking theory, works on expanding our ideas about the universe and its creation, and becomes a "rock-star scientist" who appeared in TV shows and films. Appealing illustrations, information on his breakthroughs and successes, and an index of major events reveal how Hawking left his mark on humanity. A timeline and simple quiz help kids test their understanding and knowledge. AGES: 6 plus AUTHOR: Jane Kent is a writer and editor with over 15 years' experience. After studying publishing at Oxford Brookes University, she worked for some of the UK's top publishers before becoming a freelancer at JVK Creative. She works on both children's and licensed book and magazine projects. Isabel Munoz is a very happy and enthusiastic illustrator, raised in a small town in the north of Spain. Painting was her favourite hobby as a child, so when the time came it only made sense to study Fine Arts at university. Today, after lots of hard work and many filled sketchbooks, Isabel's proud to say illustration has become her dream job. SELLING POINTS: . Outlines Hawking's life and main achievements, told to the reader in an engaging first-person account . A timeline and simple questions at the end of the book help children further understand and test their knowledge

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