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Einstein, The Girl Who Hated Maths

John Agard, Satoshi Kitamura

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For National Curriculum Key Stage 2, For National Curriculum Key Stage 3, Prose: non-fiction, Poetry (Children's / Teenage)

Marvellous maths poems from the best-selling author and illustrator of such classics as WE ANIMALS WOULD LIKE A WORD and POINTS OF VIEW WITH PROFESSOR PEEKABOO.

From the mysterious power of the decimal point to the oddity of odd numbers, fun and wonder are the essence of these remarkable poems. The winner of the Queen's Gold Medal for Poetry takes us through the delight and silliness maths has to offer.

Subjects range from the title poem, in which Einstein's number-loving parents persuade her of the fun they have with maths, to poems about the magic number nine, the power of the decimal point, and the ancient Inca counting device the Quipo.

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Praise for Einstein, The Girl Who Hated Maths

  • An hilarious look at maths from a poet's-eye view ... will convert even the most reluctant mathematician to the fun to be had with numbers. - Carousel

  • Provide[s] rich opportunities for linking maths with literacy ... [a] delightful poetic pot pourri ... The title poem draws your attention like iron filings to a magnet ... Takes us on an enchanting poetic pilgrimage through numberland ... A snazzy animated collection that will undoubtedly transform your class into maths disciples... My Year 5 class gave this volume a thumbs up ... You can count on [this book] to fascinate, engage and ignite an enthusiastic response to learn more about the magic of maths and the power of poetry. - TES Teacher

  • This unique collection of original poems about maths provides delightful insights into the world of numbers - sometimes humorous, sometimes thoughtful, always highly entertaining. - Books Magazine

  • The poems are lively enough to stand up on their own, but accompanied by the artwork of Satoshi Kitamura, they practically jump out of the page at you. - Junior

  • An hilarious look at maths from a poet's-eye view ... will convert even the most reluctant mathematician to the fun to be had with numbers. - Carousel

  • Provide[s] rich opportunities for linking maths with literacy ... [a] delightful poetic pot pourri ... The title poem draws your attention like iron filings to a magnet ... Takes us on an enchanting poetic pilgrimage through numberland ... A snazzy animated collection that will undoubtedly transform your class into maths disciples... My Year 5 class gave this volume a thumbs up ... You can count on [this book] to fascinate, engage and ignite an enthusiastic response to learn more about the magic of maths and the power of poetry. - TES Teacher

  • This unique collection of original poems about maths provides delightful insights into the world of numbers - sometimes humorous, sometimes thoughtful, always highly entertaining. - Books Magazine

  • The poems are lively enough to stand up on their own, but accompanied by the artwork of Satoshi Kitamura, they practically jump out of the page at you. - Junior

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John Agard

John Agard was born in Guyana and emigrated to Britain in 1977. He has worked as an actor and a performer with a jazz group and spent several years with the Commonwealth Institute, travelling all over Britain giving talks, performances and workshops. He has visited literally thousands of schools.
His poem 'Half-caste' is on the AQA English GCSE syllabus, and every year he tours the country performing with other top poets for GCSE students. His children's poetry includes WE ANIMALS WOULD LIKE A WORD WITH YOU, POINTS OF VIEW WITH PROFESSOR PEEKABOO, and most recently EINSTEIN, THE GIRL WHO HATED MATHS and HELLO H2O, poems about maths and science respectively. All these titles have been in collaboration with the illustrator Satoshi Kitamura
He lives in Sussex and is married to Grace Nichols, herself a respected Caribbean poet. They have a daughter.

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