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Stay Curious!: A Brief History of Stephen Hawking (Library Binding)

Stay Curious!: A Brief History of Stephen Hawking By Kathleen Krull, Paul Brewer, Boris Kulikov (Illustrator) Cover Image
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A picture-book biography about science superstar Stephen Hawking, whose visionary mind revolutionized our concept of reality and whose struggle with ALS inspired millions. Perfect for parents and teachers looking to instill curiosity and a love for STEM.

As a young boy, Stephen Hawking loved to read, stargaze, and figure out how things worked. He looked at the world and always asked, Why?

He never lost that curiosity, which led him to make groundbreaking discoveries about the universe as a young man. Even being diagnosed with ALS didn't slow Stephen down. Those questions kept coming. As his body weakened, Stephen's mind expanded--allowing him to unlock secrets of the universe and become one of the most famous scientists of all time.

Stephen always approached life with courage, a sense of humor, and endless curiosity. His story will encourage readers to look at the world around them with new eyes.

About the Author

Kathleen Krull is an award-winning author of a number of highly praised nonfiction books for children, including The Boy Who Invented TV, Starstuck: The Cosmic Journey of Neil deGrasse Tyson, and the Lives Of series. She lives in San Diego. For more, visit her on Facebook or at

Paul Brewer has collaborated with his wife, Kathleen Krull, on several books for children. He lives in San Diego. For more, visit him at

Boris Kulikov has illustrated many picture books, including Six Dots: A Story of Young Louis Braille by Jen Bryant, Barnum's Bones: How Barnum Brown Discovered the Most Famous Dinosaur in the World by Tracey Fern, Sandy's Circus: A Story About Alexander Calder by Tanya Lee Stone, and Max'sWords by Kate Banks. Six Dots received the 2017 Schneider Family Book Award. He lives in Brooklyn, New York. For more, visit him at

Praise For…

"Krull and Brewer’s text pulls readers in with fascinating information, memorable anecdotes, and (from the subtitle on) appropriate humor. Kulikov’s mixed-media illustrations are multifaceted and inventive, containing visual references that are sometimes clever, sometimes powerful." -The Horn Book, Starred Review

"This biography highlights Hawking’s childhood, his creativity, his curiosity about the world, and his sense of fun and humor. Readers will enjoy this lively, fun biography." -Booklist

A fine choice for STEM and picture book biography collections." -School Library Journal

Product Details
ISBN: 9780399550294
ISBN-10: 0399550291
Publisher: Crown Books for Young Readers
Publication Date: September 22nd, 2020
Pages: 40
Language: English