Hawking to write children’s book

I so thoroughly want this:

Physicist Stephen Hawking and his daughter are to write a science book for children which will be “a bit like Harry Potter”, but without the magic. “It is a story for children, which explains the wonders of the universe,” she [his daughter] said.

I hope it’s something in the vein of Heinlein’s juvenile fiction, basically a scientifically-accurate adventure story.  It would be great to give Ben a copy along with the Heinlein, Asimov, Rowling, Pullman, Pratchett, and Nix he’ll have on his “Daddy Recommends” shelf.

(I have to post this before that list gets any bigger.  I keep adding authors.  Who would you recommend to a young reader?)

3 thoughts on “Hawking to write children’s book

  1. I’d recommend Madeleine L’Engle big time. The Wrinkle in Time series is an excellent introduction to sci fi with some nice philosophical questions thrown in.

  2. L’Engle! Absolutely. A Wrinkle in Time was probably my first non-Heinlein SF. I remember checking it out from the school library (fifth grade) because it had “time” in the title and a freaky guy with glowing eyes on the cover.

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