Written by Angeline
Illustrated by Phyllis Hornung
32 pages; 9.25 x 8.5
Publisher: Charlesbridge (July
Sometimes you have to
take risks to really count.
Zero is all alone in
the land of Digitaria. He can't play Addemup with the other numbers,
because he has nothing to add. Join Zero as he goes on a journey to
discover his place. His quest takes him from the mysterious workshop
of Count Infinity to the palace of King Multiplus, where Zero meets a
stranger who looks surprisingly familiar.
As Zero searches to
find his place, he learns of his additive and multiplicative
identities and then establishes his place value.
ABOUT THE AUTHOR AND
Angeline Sparagna LoPresti, a native
New Yorker, taught math to second through eighth graders for
twenty-five years. Prior to her teaching career, she was a medical
research assistant at the Department of Bacteriology at Cornell
University Medical School. Now retired, Mrs. LoPresti occupies her
leisure time with indoor gardening, reading, cooking, and
Phyllis Hornung grew up in St. Louis,
Missouri, had a very happy childhood and, of course, has been drawing
since a very early age. She attended the Columbus College of
Art & Design where she graduated magna cum laude with a BFA in
Illustration in 1999.