Ada Lovelace, Poet of Science: The First Computer Programmer

Category: Book
By (author): Hartland, Jessie
By (author): Stanley, Diane
Subject:  JUVENILE NONFICTION / Biography & Autobiography / General
  JUVENILE NONFICTION / Biography & Autobiography / Science & Technology
  JUVENILE NONFICTION / Computers / General
  JUVENILE NONFICTION / Technology / Inventions
Publisher: Simon & Schuster/Paula Wiseman Books
Published: October 2016
Format: Book-hardcover
Pages: 40
Size: 9.00in x 12.00in
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From The Publisher*From nonfiction stars Diane Stanley and Jessie Hartland comes a beautifully illustrated biography of Ada Lovelace, who is known as the first computer programmer.

Two hundred years ago, a daughter was born to the famous poet, Lord Byron, and his mathematical wife, Annabella.

Like her father, Ada had a vivid imagination and a creative gift for connecting ideas in original ways. Like her mother, she had a passion for science, math, and machines. It was a very good combination. Ada hoped that one day she could do something important with her creative and nimble mind.

A hundred years before the dawn of the digital age, Ada Lovelace envisioned the computer-driven world we know today. And in demonstrating how the machine would be coded, she wrote the first computer program. She would go down in history as Ada Lovelace, the first computer programmer.

Diane Stanley's lyrical writing and Jessie Hartland's vibrant illustrations capture the spirit of Ada Lovelace and bring her fascinating story vividly to life.
Review Quote*Stanley has been delighting and informing readers with her biographies for years, and here, her considerable talents are once again on display. . . . Hartland's charmingly busy art, reminiscent of Maira Kalman's work, is full of wit-calculations sweep across pages-and meshes well with Stanley's inviting text. This is a solid addition to STEM studies, yes, but, also a great choice for any biography lovers.
Review Quote*Complementing the clear prose, Hartland's whimsical gouache pictures portray white figures with coral lips and in period dress. Gestural brushstrokes loosely evoke landscapes and interiors, yet scores of objects-from book titles and period toys to an omnipresent cat-provide plentiful visual interest. Pithy narrative plus charming pictures equals an admiring, admirable portrait of a STEM pioneer.