George's Secret Key to the Universe
Publisher: Random House
George's parents are environmentalists who think science is destroying our planet. So when George makes friends with the scientists next door and meets Cosmos, the most powerful computer in the world, he keeps quiet about it.
With Cosmos' help George sets off on wonderful adventures exploring the solar system and is enthralled by what he discovers, until one awful day when a dastardly plot leads him into mortal danger and towards the terrible nothingness of a black hole.
This original and very readable adventure story is beautifully presented and packed with fascinating facts and full colour photos of real images from space.
Worth reading both for the tense and thought provoking storyline or as an introduction to astronomy and astrophysics for prospective young scientists.