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George's best friend, Annie, needs help. Her scientist father, Eric, is working on a space project -- and it's all going wrong. A robot has landed on Mars but is behaving very oddly. And now Annie has discovered something weird on her dad's supercomputer.

Is it a message from an alien? Could there be life out there? How do you find a planet in outer space? And if you could talk to aliens, what would you say?An action-packed roller-coaster ride into a dramatic treasure hunt across the cosmos, this terrific adventure is filled with the latest scientific knowledge about our Universe, including special essays from some of the top scientists in the world!

©2009 Lucy Hawking; (P)2009 Simon & Schuster

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  • Cyndi
  • Newbury Park, CA, United States
  • 09-23-10

Star Struck

This story kept the kids interest however it was full of evolution jargin. It reads as a story with scientific information added at the end of each chapter. This information relied completely on evolution being the only explanation for space and beyond. My kids got impatient with the scientific matter and wanted to move onto the story. There is a heavy science lesson in each chapter.

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  • Darrell
  • Brandon, FL, United States
  • 07-23-12

Very Educational

Would you say that listening to this book was time well-spent? Why or why not?

If i was in the mood to learn about space and the science of space then yes. when i was listening i was not in that frame of mind. i needed to escape and this book was too educational to allow me to get lost in the story.

What was most disappointing about Lucy Hawking’s story?

nothing really.

Which scene was your favorite?

the costume party.

Do you think George's Cosmic Treasure Hunt needs a follow-up book? Why or why not?

yes. as i understand it, they just discovered actual evidence of dark matter. let's have it.

0 of 1 people found this review helpful