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Hawking / written by Jim Ottaviani ; art by Leland Myrick ; coloring by Aaron Polk.

Ottaviani, Jim, author. (Author). Myrick, Leland, artist. (Added Author). Polk, Aaron, colourist. (Added Author).
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Available copies

  • 1 of 2 copies available at LARL/NWRL Consortium.
  • 1 of 2 copies available at Lake Agassiz Regional Library. (Show preferred library)

Current holds

0 current holds with 2 total copies.

Location Call Number / Copy Notes Barcode Shelving Location Status Due Date
Detroit Lakes Public Library G 921 HAW (Text) 33500013096847 New Available -
Moorhead Public Library G 921 HAW (Text) 33500013096839 New Checked out 09/03/2019

Record details

  • ISBN: 1626720258
  • ISBN: 9781626720251
  • Physical Description: 298 pages : illustrations (chiefly color) ; 23 cm
  • Edition: First edition.
  • Publisher: New York : First Second, [2019]

Content descriptions

Bibliography, etc. Note: Includes bibliographical references (pages 295-298).
Summary, etc.: "From his early days at the St Albans School and Oxford, Stephen Hawking's brilliance and good humor were obvious to everyone he met. A lively and popular young man, it's no surprise that he would later rise to celebrity status."--Provided by publisher.

  • Booklist Reviews : Booklist Reviews 2019 July #1
    Stephen Hawking was arguably the most recognizable scientist of our time, but not many people are as familiar with his fascinating backstory. As he did in Feynman (2011), Ottaviani spends a lot of time going over the history of physics and the various discoveries made along the way, and while that background is essential to understanding Hawking's work and impact on science, it can occasionally overshadow the complicated and challenging life story some readers might be after. In his full-color, fine-lined artwork that balances appealingly between angularly cartoonish and realistic depiction, Myrick does an admirable job of illustrating the various complicated concepts and theories that Hawking envisioned, as well as of attempting to visualize the many scientific conversations and debates that Hawking had with his colleagues and inside his own mind. While scientific concepts may wash over some people, the touching portrayals of Hawking with his family and his struggles dealing with his degenerative condition will certainly stay. A well-rounded study of physics and one of its brightest stars. Copyright 2019 Booklist Reviews.

Author Notes

Jim Ottaviani is a New York Times–bestselling author who began writing graphic novels about scientists in 1997. His books include The Imitation Game (a biography of Alan Turing), Primates (a biography about Jane Goodall, Dian Fossey, and Biruté Galdikas), and Feynman (a biography about the Nobel prize–winning physicist, bongo-playing artist, and raconteur Richard Feynman).

Leland Myrick is the Ignatz Award– and Harvey Award–nominated author and illustrator of The Sweet Collection, Bright Elegy, Missouri Boy, and illustrator of the New York Times–bestseller Feynman. He has written and illustrated work for Dark Horse Comics, GQ Japan, Vogue Russia, and the Flight series.

Subject: Hawking, Stephen, 1942-2018 > Comic books, strips, etc.
Physicists > Great Britain > Biography > Comic books, strips, etc.
Amyotrophic lateral sclerosis > Patients > Great Britain > Biography > Comic books, strips, etc.
People with disabilities > Great Britain > Biography > Comic books, strips, etc.
COMICS & GRAPHIC NOVELS / Nonfiction / General.
Hawking, Stephen, 1942-2018.
Amyotrophic lateral sclerosis > Patients.
People with disabilities.
Great Britain.
Genre: Graphic novels.
Biographical comics.
Comic books, strips, etc.
Comics (Graphic works)
Nonfiction comics.
Graphic novels.
Biographical comics.
Nonfiction comics.

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