Oliver's Great Big Universe

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$15.99  $14.87
Amulet Books
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5.59 X 8.11 X 0.87 inches | 0.75 pounds

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About the Author
Jorge Cham is the bestselling, Emmy-nominated creator of . . . many things: from the hit PBS kids' show Elinor Wonders Why to the bestselling nonfiction book for adults called We Have No Idea, along with the smash podcast Daniel & Jorge Explain the Universe and the popular webcomic PHD Comics. He is, without a doubt, an expert on explaining things about the world in interesting and fun ways. He obtained his PhD in robotics from Stanford University and was an instructor and research associate at Caltech from 2003 to 2005. He is originally from Panama.
"Mind-expanding and hilarious! -- I got smarter reading this!"-- "Jeff Kinney, author of the international bestselling series Diary of a Wimpy Kid"
"Prepare for liftoff! This is exactly the sort of book that can turn reluctant readers into lifelong learners. An absolute gem!"-- "Lincoln Peirce, bestselling creator of Big Nate and Max & the Midknights"
"Such a pleasure to read a book about the universe that is overflowing with both fun and facts. I wish I had this book when I was Oliver's age."-- "Sean Carroll, New York Times best-selling author of The Biggest Ideas in the Universe"
"Here is Jorge Cham with his usual unique mixture of lightness, brio and scientific accuracy. Oliver's Great Big Universe is a joy to read."-- "Carlo Rovelli, theoretical physicist and author of the international bestseller Seven Brief Lessons on Physics"
"Funny and heartwarming! This book will get the entire family laughing and learning together."-- "Kazu Kibuishi, creator of the New York Times bestselling Amulet graphic novel series"
"Oliver's Great Big Universe will have you laughing out loud and spouting physics facts!"-- "Zach and Kelly Weinersmith, authors of the New York Times bestseller Soonish: Ten Emerging Technologies That'll Improve and/or Ruin Everything"
"A stellar confluence of comic episodes and cosmic information. In addition to brilliantly integrated comic moments --surprising plot twists add narrative pizzazz to a serious raft of data about the universe. An irresistibly entertaining introduction to astrophysics."

-- "Kirkus"
"In a successful effort to make his introduction to our physical universe not only painless but funny, Cham embeds it in the ruminations and misadventures of a budding astrophysicist... [A] STEM-centric tale...with an engaging human cast." -- "Booklist"