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Boy Who Dreamed of Infinity: A Tale of the Genius Ramanujan

Written by Amy Alznauer & illustrated by Daniel Miyares
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A young mathematical genius from India searches for the secrets hidden inside numbers – and for someone who understands him – in this gorgeous picture-book biography.

A mango . . . is just one thing. But if I chop it in two, then chop the half in two, and keep on chopping, I get more and more bits, on and on, endlessly, to an infinity I could never ever reach.

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.

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Who Wrote Boy Who Dreamed of Infinity: A Tale of the Genius Ramanujan

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Amy Alznauer

Amy Alznauer lives in Chicago with her husband, two children, a dog, a parakeet, sometimes chicks, and a part-time fish, but, as of today, no elephants or peacocks. Check back.<br> Her writing has won the Annie Dillard Award for Creative Nonfiction, the Christopher Award, and the SCBWI-Illinois Laura Crawford Memorial Mentorship, and her essays and poetry have appeared in collections and literary journals including <i>The Bellingham Review, Creative Nonfiction</i> and <i>River Teeth</i>.<br> She has an M.F.A. in Creative Writing from the University of Pittsburgh. She teaches calculus and number theory classes at Northwestern University. She is the managing editor for the SCBWI-IL <i>Prairie Wind</i>. And she is the writer-in-residence at St. Gregory the Great, where she has a little office in a big building with a bad internet connection, so she actually gets some work done (in theory).<br> <b>Ping Zhu</b> is a freelance illustrator who has worked with clients big and small, won some awards based on the work she did for aforementioned clients, attracted new clients with shiny awards, and is hoping to maintain her livelihood in Brooklyn by repeating that cycle.

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Who Illustrated Boy Who Dreamed of Infinity: A Tale of the Genius Ramanujan

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Daniel Miyares

Daniel Miyares is an author and illustrator of stories for children. He grew up in the foothills of South Carolina before studying at Ringling College of Art and Design. After graduating with a BFA in illustration, he headed west to Kansas City, where he lives with his wife and their two children. He has collaborated with a number of clients, including Hallmark Cards, Simon & Schuster, Charlesbridge Publishing, Imagine Books, The New York Times, National Geographic, Spider magazine, Ladybug magazine, and The Kansas City Star.

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Book Details

ISBN:
9780763690489
Publication Date:
April 14, 2020
ASIN/ISBN 10:
0763690481

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