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Nothing Stopped Sophie By Cheryl Bardoe

Nothing Stopped Sophie by Cheryl Bardoe

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In this picture book biography about eighteenth-century mathematician Sophie Germain, young readers will find a female role model who loved math and changed the world with her discoveries.

Nothing Stopped Sophie Summary

Nothing Stopped Sophie: The Story of Unshakable Mathematician Sophie Germain by Cheryl Bardoe

The true story of eighteenth-century mathematician Sophie Germain, who solved the unsolvable to achieve her dream.

When her parents took away her candles to keep their young daughter from studying math...nothing stopped Sophie. When a professor discovered that the homework sent to him under a male pen name came from a woman...nothing stopped Sophie. And when she tackled a math problem that male scholars said would be impossible to solve...still, nothing stopped Sophie.

For six years Sophie Germain used her love of math and her undeniable determination to test equations that would predict patterns of vibrations. She eventually became the first woman to win a grand prize from France's prestigious Academy of Sciences for her formula, which laid the groundwork for much of modern architecture (and can be seen in the book's illustrations).

Award-winning author Cheryl Bardoe's inspiring and poetic text is brought to life by acclaimed artist Barbara McClintock's intricate pen-and-ink, watercolor, and collage illustrations in this true story about a woman who let nothing stop her.

About Cheryl Bardoe

Cheryl Bardoe is the author of Gregor Mendel: The Friar Who Grew Peas, an Orbis Pictus Honor Book, an ALA Notable book, and an IRA Notable book; Mammoths and Mastodons: Titans of the Ice Age, an Orbis Pictus Honor Book, a Bank Street Best Children's Books selection, and a Junior Library Guild selection; and The Ugly Duckling Dino. She lives in Chicago with her family.

Barbara McClintock has illustrated over forty books for children including My Grandfather's Coat, The Gingerbread Man, and her own highly acclaimed Adele and Simon series. Her books have been honored five times as New York Times Best Illustrated Children's Books, among many other awards, citations, and starred reviews. She lives in Connecticut with her husband, the artist David Johnson.

Additional information

NGR9780316278201
9780316278201
0316278203
Nothing Stopped Sophie: The Story of Unshakable Mathematician Sophie Germain by Cheryl Bardoe
New
Hardback
Little, Brown & Company
2018-07-12
40
N/A
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