Cheryl Bardoe is the author of Gregor Mendel: The Friar Who Grew Peas, an Orbis Pictus Honor Book, an ALA Notable book, and an IRA Notable book; Mammoths and Mastodons: Titans of the Ice Age, an Orbis Pictus Honor Book, a Bank Street Best Children's Books selection, and a Junior Library Guild selection; and The Ugly Duckling Dino. She lives in Chicago with her family.Barbara McClintock has illustrated over forty books for children including My Grandfather's Coat, The Gingerbread Man, and her own highly acclaimed Adele and Simon series. Her books have been honored five times as New York Times Best Illustrated Children's Books, among many other awards, citations, and starred reviews. She lives in Connecticut with her husband, the artist David Johnson.
A Bank Street College Best Children's Book of 2018 An
Amelia Bloomer List Selection 2019 A National
Science Teachers Association (NSTA) and Children's Book Council
(CBC) Outstanding Science Trade Book for Students
A National Science Teachers Association (NSTA) Best STEM Book
A National Council of Teachers of English (NCTE) Orbis Pictus Recommended Book
CCBC Choices 2019 A Notable Social Studies Trade Books for Young People Selection 2019
2019 Mathical Award Winner, Grades K-2
A Booklinks Lasting Connections Pick
An Evanston Public Library Best Book for Kids
* "A compelling biography...a lesson in perseverance.... A highly recommended addition to the growing number of books about women who have made significant contributions to knowledge."
--School Library Connection, starred review
* "The artwork...is truly a sight to behold.... A highly recommended choice."
--School Library Journal, starred review
"Bardoe and McClintock have...gone into new territory, tried new artistic techniques, and brought to life ideas that until now have never been displayed in this way in a biography for kids.... I love this book."
--Elizabeth Bird, A Fuse #8 Production
"Bardoe writes with precision and expert pacing.... [And] what McClintock accomplishes here is also a thing of wonder.... It's a remarkable story in an elegantly packaged piece of nonfiction.... Truly inspiring."--Julie Danielson, 7 Impossible Things
"Masterly... a superb picture book biography."
--The Wall Street Journal
"Refreshingly, Sophie Germain's story not only reminds us of the importance of perseverance, it recalls a time when discoveries were often made by hard-working amateurs--for the fun of it."--The New York Times
"McClintock's scenes of 18th-century France are infused with a golden glow; numbers loom along city streets and burst from Germain's quill pen. Bardoe concludes this warm biography by emphasizing how later mathematicians built upon Germain's work."
"Graceful and lyrical...an inspiring portrait of the plucky, self-taught mathematician."
--The Horn Book
"Bardoe's text is concise and clear, right down to kid-tailored explanations of Sophie's mathematical pursuits. McClintock's line and watercolor scenes are an engaging meld of literal scene-setting and whimsical mathematical symbolism."--BCCB
"This portrait of a quiet heroine is elegant, striking, and sure to inspire."