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

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

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Overview

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?

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9781690592556
Publisher: Dreamscape Media
Publication date: 04/14/2020
Edition description: Unabridged
Product dimensions: 6.04(w) x 5.04(h) x 1.13(d)
Age Range: 5 - 9 Years

About the Author

Amy Alznauer is an author of poetry, essays, and nonfiction for children. Her adult memoir Love & Salt won a Christopher Award. She is also on the mathematics faculty at Northwestern University, where she teaches calculus and number theory. She currently resides in Chicago.

Soneela Nankani is a classically trained Brooklyn-based actress who holds an MFA from Columbia University. She has performed at many prestigious theaters and is an ensemble member of the award-winning Sojourn Theatre. She has also worked in film and television and has narrated over sixty audiobooks.

Daniel Miyares is the author and illustrator of several books for young people, including Night Out, Bring Me a Rock!, and Float. He lives in Lenexa, Kansas.

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