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

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The Boy Who Dreamed of Infinity: A Tale of the Genius Ramanujan by Amy Alznauer
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Apr 14, 2020 | ISBN 9780763690489

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The perceptive text offers anecdotes that enable readers to see many sides of Ramanujan, portraying him as a genius who, driven to pursue his passion, produced work of lasting value. Miyares uses colored inks skillfully, creating vivid, imaginative scenes that help viewers envision Ramanujan’s story and its setting. An illuminating picture-book biography of a fascinating, singular figure in the history of mathematics.
—Booklist (starred review)

Alznauer is a mathematician herself, and her loving tribute evokes Ramanujan’s early years with rich and authentic detail, which Miyares’ luminous compositions bring vividly to the page…A fascinating story beautifully told.
—Kirkus Reviews (starred review)

Alznauer deftly uses Ramanujan’s ponderings to illustrate complex mathematical concepts, including prime numbers, partitions, and infinite sums. Despite his brilliance (or perhaps because of it), Ramanujan struggles: “?‘I am like the first man in the world with no one to hear me speak,’ he thought.” Eventually, his genius is recognized—and his work still sparks wonder among mathematicians today. Lush watercolors by Miyares capture the lyrical details of Ramanujan’s world.
—Publishers Weekly (starred review)

The lively, delicate ink drawings capture the sights, colors, and culture of India and, on some pages, depict numbers playfully cavorting, just as they tumbled in Ramanujan’s brain. Best for talented math students and others who enjoy exploring favorite subjects independently. Recommended for schools and large public collections; useful where STEM biographies are needed.
—School Library Journal

This eloquently written picture-book biography gives voice to the brilliant—and self-taught—mathematician Srinivasa Iyengar Ramanujan…Miyares’s ink-wash illustrations play with light and dark in realistic scenes and whimsical number-filled spreads.
—The Horn Book

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