Ada Lovelace, Poet of Science: The First Computer Programmer

By STANLEY, Diane

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ISBN
9781481452496
Publisher
Paula Wiseman


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School Library Journal

Reviewed on October 1, 2016  |  Elementary

Gr 3–5—Beginning with "Long, long ago," this title is a colorful, storylike take on Ada Lovelace and her ingenuity. The text frames young Lovelace as a curious though lonely child straddling a stern mother and absent father. ("Ada's parents were as different as chalk and cheese.") The narrative follows Lovelace's life from childhood through adulthood. Highligh...Log In or Sign Up to Read More

Horn Book Magazine

Reviewed on October 1, 2016

Stanley emphasizes Ada Lovelace's right- and left-brain pedigree (her father, whom she never knew, was the poet Lord Byron; her mother, a scientist and mathematician) beginning with the book's title and in several other places throughout. Despite her mother's aversion to fantasy, literature, and imagination, young Ada manages to merge all three into her scientific education, learning not only how nineteenth-century machines really worked but also detailing their wondrous possibilities. Upon entering society, and having no ti...Log In or Sign Up to Read More

Horn Book Guide

Reviewed on April 1, 2016

Stanley emphasizes Lovelace's right- and left-brain pedigree (her father, whom she never knew, was poet Lord Byron; her mother, a scientist and mathematician)...Log In or Sign Up to Read More

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