Sunday, June 17, 2007

Steven Hawking to Publish His First Book for Children

Professor Steven Hawking, author of the multi-million copy bestselling A Brief History of Time, in partnership with his daughter Lucy Hawking will explain the universe to all ages in a new middle-grade novel entitled GEORGE'S SECRET KEY TO THE UNIVERSE. The undisputed expert on the universe explores new territory as he brings intricate scientific knowledge to a younger audience. Energetic illustrations rendered by Garry Parsons add humor, interest and clarity to the sophisticated information. Acquired for Simon & Schuster Books for Young Readers through agent Eric Simonoff of the Jankow & Nesbit Agency in conjunction with lead agent Tif Loehnis in their UK office, the book is set to be published in Fall 2007. The translation rights have already been sold to 24 countries.