Greetings Cadet! Congratulations on being accepted into the prestigious Astro Academy for math! Now strap on your space boots, secure you helmet and let’s get ready for a mathematical journey like no other!
Hop on board the spaceship School of Numbers and head off on an intergalactic mathematical journey that will introduce young readers to key concepts including arithmetic, shapes, fractions, percentages, and sequences.
Six eccentric professors will teach budding space mathematic Cadets all there is to know about the world of numbers! Meet Captain Archimedes Brown who keeps everyone in order; Lois Carmen Denominator who’s got a passion for fractions; Di Ameter who’s a stickler for geometry; Al Jabra who loves algebra; Ava Ridge who’s looney for statistics; and last but certainly not least, Adam Up who just can’t get enough of arithmetic!
Float into this gravity-free classroom, prepare yourself for antics aplenty and get ready to see math in action like never before.
About the Author
Once a children’s book editor, Emily Hawkins is now a full-time author. Her work has been featured on the New York Times bestseller list (Oceanology, 2009) as well as winning the Children’s Travel Book of the Year Award (Atlas of Animal Adventures, 2016). Along with her background in children’s non-fiction Emily has a strong interest in myth, folklore, and storytelling. In 2020 she wrote A Natural History of Fairies, published by Frances Lincoln Children's Books, an imprint of The Quarto Group, which has been translated into eleven languages. Emily holds a first-class English degree from Nottingham University, and lives in Winchester, UK, with her young family.
Illustrator DANIEL FROST is a recent, award-winning graduate of the Royal College of Art. His work blends modern images with traditional mediums. He lives and works in London.
"This makes for a novel and enjoyable supplement to standard math textbooks"—School Library Connection