Blockhead

The Life of Fibonacci

By Joseph D'Agnese; John O'Brien (Illustrator)
(Henry Holt & Company, Hardcover, 9780805063059, 40pp.)

Publication Date: March 30, 2010

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Description

As a young boy in medieval Italy, Leonardo Fibonacci thought about numbers day and night. He was such a daydreamer that people called him a blockhead.

When Leonardo grew up and traveled the world, he was inspired by the numbers used in different countries. Then he realized that many things in nature, from the number of petals on a flower to the spiral of a nautilus shell, seem to follow a certain pattern. The boy who was once teased for being a blockhead had discovered what came to be known as the Fibonacci Sequence

"Blockhead" is a 2011 Bank Street - Best Children's Book of the Year.




About the Author
Joseph D'Agnese is a writer and journalist who lives in the mountains of Western North Carolina. Though he writes about the Middle Ages, he considers himself a Renaissance man. He is the author of "Blockhead: The Life of Fibonacci".

Jane O'Connor and John O'Brien also collaborated on the companion title "Sir Small and the Dragonfly," They both live in New York City.
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