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#12ReviewsOfXmas #BookReview Trailblazers: Stephen Hawking By Alex Woolf #BiographyForChildren #NonFiction

How is your Sunday going, Book Dragons? 🙂 I hope you will spear a moment, and will allow me to introduce to you all Stephen Hawking, on the seventh day of 12 Reviews Of Xmas! I can promise you that this book is the last one oriented at children. 😀 We will start next week with something different. 😉 I hope you will like this post! 🙂

Thank You very much to the publisher – Stripes Publishing for the review copy.
ISBN13: 978-1788952316
Genre: Biographies for Children (8-10 Years)
Release date: 03 09 2020
Price*: Kindle £5.59 (GBP)/  Paperback £6.21 (GBP)
Kindle $7.99 (USD)/ Paperback $6.11 (USD)
Pages: ~ 176
My rating: Really liked it.
You can get this book here:
Amazon UK
Bookshop.org
What I learned from this book: Stephen Hawking was extraordinary person.

Description of the book: Be inspired by the lives of trailblazers past and present in this fun and factual biography series!

How did Stephen Hawking’s amazing discoveries change the way we think about the universe? Fascinated by the cosmos from a young age, Stephen grew up in a family that read books at the dinner table and kept bees in the basement! Despite being diagnosed with motor neurone disease, Stephen overcame the limits of his disability to become a superstar scientist and best-selling author. Find out how Stephen’s ground-breaking research into black holes helped answer questions about the universe that had been puzzling scientists for centuries.

TRAILBLAZERS biographies are packed with little-known trivia, fascinating facts and lively illustrations.

How this book made me feel: I saw Stephen Hawking on TV many times, but to be honest, never needed to find out more about him. So when I got the chance to read about his achievements, I was quite excited. 🙂

This book tells the life story of this great astronomer from his birth to the end of his days. However, this book is written in a quite simple and understandable language, that curious children could process. I think to enjoy this book, the child needs to know a little bit of physics and be interested in space and black holes. This book not only shares the parts of Stephen’s life but also explains his discoveries, that are quite technical. I really liked the illustrations in this novel, they make the whole book less textbook-like and more enjoyable to read.

As an adult, I really liked the knowledge I was able to gather from this book. Stephen Hawking was a charismatic, funny, and intelligent person, and I respect his bravery and strength. I was very happy and inspired by his inventions and personality, and I think not only children, but adults should familiarise themselves with this incredible person’s life and achievements. Do give this book a go, and hopefully, the next generation can continue his great work. 🙂

Thank You for Your time! ❤

About the author: Alex Woolf is a published author of over eighty books, both fiction and non-fiction, mainly for children and young adults. His non-fiction encompasses a whole variety of subjects, from science and the natural world to politics and social issues, but his favourite subject is history. His ‘History of the World’ has sold over 100,000 copies in the English-speaking world and been translated into seven different languages since it first appeared in 2008.

He has won a Fiction Express award for his story ‘Mystery at Moon Base One’ and was shortlisted for the RED Book Award for his horror novel ‘Soul Shadows’. His fiction writing credits also include a science fiction trilogy, ‘Chronosphere’ (2011/12), and a gothic Victorian detective novel ‘Aldo Moon and the Case of the Ghost at Gravewood Hall’ (2013), described by best-selling crime writer Peter James as ‘a real delight, witty, ghostly and at times deliciously ghastly.’ Alex is a regular author for Fiction Express, online publishers of interactive stories for schools. He writes a chapter a week, and children vote on how the story should continue.
Twitter: @RealAlexWoolf / Website: alexwoolf.co.uk

*-the price was taken from Amazon.co.uk and Amazon.com on the current date. The price might change at the time of your purchase. The links used in this post for book purchases are affiliates.

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