A biography of Leonardo Fibonacci, the 12th century mathematician who discovered the numerical sequence named for him.

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Explores the life of Italian mathematician Leonardo Fibonacci, whose daydreaming as a young child led him to discover patterns in nature and the natural sequence that bears his name.

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Through prose suitable for young readers, explores the life of Italian mathematician Leonardo Fibonacci, whose daydreaming as a young child led him to discover patterns in nature and the natural sequence that bears his name. By the illustrator of

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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!

Book trailer: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=LEc9GyWjFUM

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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.

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