George's Secret Key to the Universe (George's Secret Key Series #1)

George's Secret Key to the Universe (George's Secret Key Series #1)

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George's Secret Key to the Universe 4.4 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 34 reviews.
avalonpriestess More than 1 year ago
This book was recommended by Lucas' 5th grade science teacher. I'm glad I read it. (I used to try to convince myself that I must read his books to be certain they contain nothing objectionable, now I just admit I love kids books) The first few chapters were very slow moving. They set up the characters of the story. George is a child of two organic loving, technology hating "save the Earth" parents. They shun technology to the point where they use candles instead of light bulbs! Eric, the scientist neighbor who loves to teach. Annie, Eric's annoying but lovable daughter. Mr. G. Reeper (known as Greeper to his students) the science teacher in George's school, Greeper is the villain of the story..OK- you knew there had to be a villain, right? And let's not forget COSMOS, the most amazing computer in the universe. COSMOS, a talking computer with an attitude, reminded me of HAL from Space Odyssey, 2001. The book told a story of saving the planet and/or searching for other habitable planets. Should we work together to do both? Can technology be a good thing if used correctly? This book is full of fun scientific information. There are footnotes about the planets, comets, asteroids, matter, black holes and many other astronomical objects. The illustrations that accompany the story are wonderful, courtesy of Garry Parsons. There are several color photos of planets, black holes, comets and other things discussed in the book. Kids learn about astronomy without realizing they are learning!
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
A great (and funny) way to teach science to kids (and adults, too). The illustrations are great! If you are not a science lover, no problem: just have fun!
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Excellent family read-aloud and share book. Plenty of information for discussion.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
I bought this book at my library for 2 freaking dollars!
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
AMAZING
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
My eight-year old tends to stick to what he knows, and would be reading "easy" books forever. I love physics, and bought this book because of the glowing reviews. Well, it lived up to them! He's already read both books and is anxiously awaiting the promised third book.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Go george!
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Oh my goodness! I got this book when i was in 5th grade. I love it!!!!!!!!!!! Its amazing!!!!! I cannot wait to buy the thrird one and I hope its just as good as the first two! Its an great read for anyone who likes a good no great book!
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
You stink because your just stupid lazzy idiot.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
A very entertaining book that makes you learn things without realizing that you are. Very creative and imaginative. For any age.
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The main point I am trying to make is that i think this book is great for students who love science and learning new things. I think that a kid should be aloud to read anything they want to i just recommend this book for one of my favorites.
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Chad Mickelson More than 1 year ago
I tore through it reading every chance I got. That a 5 star book.
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