Blockhead : The Life of Fibonacci

Blockhead : The Life of Fibonacci

Book Title: Blockhead : The Life of Fibonacci

Author: Deborah Heiligman

Format: Hardback | 40 pages

Publication Date: 30 Mar 2010

ISBN-13: 9780805063059

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.