Ada's Ideas
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Price
£9.99

Format
Hardcover with Jacket

Age Range
4-6 Years

Publishing Date
02/08/2016

Pages
40 pages

Height
203mm

Width
279mm

Illustrations
Full-colour illustrations

Rights
UK, Ireland, Europe, Africa, Middle East, Asia, Central & South America, Caribbean

ISBN
9781419718724

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Ada's Ideas

The Story of Ada Lovelace, the World's First Computer Programmer


Ada Lovelace (1815–1852) was the daughter of Lord Byron, a poet and Anna Isabella Milbanke, a mathematician. Her parents separated when she was young and her mother insisted on a logic-focused education, rejecting Byron’s “mad” love of poetry, but Ada remained fascinated with her father and considered mathematics “poetical science.” Via her friendship with inventor Charles Babbage, she became involved in “programming” his Analytical Engine, a precursor to the computer, thus becoming the world’s first computer programmer.

This picture book biography of Ada Lovelace is a compelling portrait of a woman who saw the potential for numbers to make art.

About the Author(s)
Fiona Robinson

Fiona Robinson is the author/illustrator of Whale Shines and What Animals Really Like, among other picture books. What Animals Really Like received the 2012 Irma Black Award, and Bank Street named it one of the 2012 Best Children’s Books. Her work has been honoured by the Royal Academy of Arts.

Reviews
"Fiona Robinson has created an originally illustrated, empathetically produced tale of a significant character in our history. Highlighting this incredible story of an eighteenth century young woman in complementary mixed media illustrations makes for a truly engaging read." picture books blogger
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