Ada Byron Lovelace and the thinking machine (#0894WV8)

by Wallmark, Laurie; illustrated by Chu, April

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6 reviews & awards | 4 full-text reviews

Hardcover Creston Books, LLC, 2015
Price: USD 13.59
Description: 1 volume (unpaged) : color illustrations : 29 cm
Dewey: 510; Int Lvl: K-3; Rd Lvl: 3.4
AR 4.6 LG .5 179119EN; RC 4.5 2


 


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Overview
From Follett

Includes bibliographical references. "Ada Lovelace, the daughter of the famous romantic poet, Lord Byron, develops her creativity through science and math. When she meets Charles Babbage, the inventor of the first mechanical computer. Ada understands the machine better than anyone else and writes the world's first computer program in order to demonstrate its capabilities"--Amazon.com.

From the Publisher

Ada Lovelace, the daughter of the famous romantic poet, Lord Byron, develops her creativity through science and math. When she meets Charles Babbage, the inventor of the first mechanical computer, Ada understands the machine better than anyone else and writes the world's first computer program in order to demonstrate its capabilities.


Product Details
  • Publisher: Creston Books, LLC
  • Publication Date: October 13, 2015
  • Format: Hardcover
  • Dewey: 510
  • Classifications: Biography, Nonfiction
  • Description: 1 volume (unpaged) : color illustrations : 29 cm
  • Tracings: Chu, April, illustrator.
  • ISBN-10: 1-939547-20-2
  • ISBN-13: 978-1-939547-20-0
  • LCCN: 2015-017771
  • Follett Number: 0894WV8
  • Interest Level: K-3
  • Reading Level: 3.4
  • ATOS Book Level: 4.6
  • AR Interest Level: LG
  • AR Points: .5
  • AR Quiz: 179119EN
  • Reading Counts Level: 4.5
  • Reading Counts Points: 2

Reviews & Awards
  • Booklist starred, 11/01/15
  • Bulletin of the Center for Children's Books, 12/01/15
  • Kirkus Reviews starred, 09/15/15
  • Library Media Connection, 02/01/16
  • Publishers Weekly Annex starred, 10/12/15
  • School Library Journal starred, 12/01/15

Full-Text Reviews
Booklist starred (November 1, 2015 (Vol. 112, No. 5))
Grades 1-3. Although her father, the Romantic poet Lord Byron, was bewitched by language, it was numbers that captured Ada Byron Lovelace’s imagination. Raised by her mother, known as the “Princess of Parallelograms” for her passion for geometry, young Ada filled journals with invention ideas, particularly a flying machine. When the measles left Ada blind and paralyzed for years, her mother kept her mind sharp with number problems. And, of course, Ada dreamed of her flying machine. A healthier, teenage Ada was tutored by the accomplished female mathematician Mary Fairfax Somerville, and she was introduced to Charles Babbage and his Difference Machine, a revolutionary calculator. Despite their age difference (she 17 and he 41), Ada was considered an equal, and Babbage asked for her help with his Analytical Engine, a mechanical computer. As she spent months creating an algorithm for the machine, she developed a new profession: computer programming. Soft, delicate yet detailed illustrations evoke Ada’s wonder and accomplishments, with a final spread depicting a spacecraft—a flying machine come true—running a computer language called Ada in her honor. Back matter offers more information on Ada’s life and the world’s first computer program. A beautiful tribute to this female computer pioneer.

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