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The boy who dreamed of infinity : a tale of the genius Ramanujan / Amy Alznauer ; illustrated by Daniel Miyares.

Alznauer, Amy, (author.).

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"In 1887 in India, a boy named Ramanujan is born with a passion for numbers. He sees numbers in the squares of light pricking his thatched roof and in the beasts dancing on the temple tower. He writes mathematics with his finger in the sand, across the pages of his notebooks, and with chalk on the temple floor. "What is small?" he wonders. "What is big?" Head in the clouds, Ramanujan struggles in school -- but his mother knows that her son and his ideas have a purpose. As he grows up, Ramanujan reinvents much of modern mathematics, but where in the world could he find someone to understand what he has conceived?Author Amy Alznauer gently introduces young readers to math concepts while Daniel Miyares's illustrations bring the wonder of Ramanujan's world to life in the inspiring real-life story of a boy who changed mathematics and science forever. Back matter includes a bibliography and an author's note recounting more of Ramanujan's life and accomplishments, as well as the author's father's remarkable discovery of Ramanujan's Lost Notebook." --Provided by publisher.
Location Call Number / Copy Notes Barcode Shelving Location Circulation Modifier Age Hold Protection Active/Create Date Status Due Date
Baker County Library 510.92 .R363a 2020 (Text) 37814003419364 JUV NON-FICTION - NEW Book System_Only_3months 10/06/2021 Available -

Record details

  • ISBN: 0763690481
  • ISBN: 9780763690489
  • Physical Description: 44 unnumbered pages : color illustrations ; 29 cm
  • Edition: First edition.
  • Publisher: Somervile, Massachusetts : Candlewick Press, 2020.

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Summary, etc.:
"In 1887 in India, a boy named Ramanujan is born with a passion for numbers. He sees numbers in the squares of light pricking his thatched roof and in the beasts dancing on the temple tower. He writes mathematics with his finger in the sand, across the pages of his notebooks, and with chalk on the temple floor. "What is small?" he wonders. "What is big?" Head in the clouds, Ramanujan struggles in school -- but his mother knows that her son and his ideas have a purpose. As he grows up, Ramanujan reinvents much of modern mathematics, but where in the world could he find someone to understand what he has conceived?Author Amy Alznauer gently introduces young readers to math concepts while Daniel Miyares's illustrations bring the wonder of Ramanujan's world to life in the inspiring real-life story of a boy who changed mathematics and science forever. Back matter includes a bibliography and an author's note recounting more of Ramanujan's life and accomplishments, as well as the author's father's remarkable discovery of Ramanujan's Lost Notebook." --Provided by publisher.
Subject: Ramanujan Aiyangar, Srinivasa, 1887-1920 > Juvenile literature.
Mathematics > Juvenile literature.
Infinite > Juvenile literature.
Mathematicians > Juvenile literature.
Genre: Biographies.
Picture books.
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