Blockhead: The Life of Fibonacci

by Joseph D'Agnese (Author) and John O'Brien (Illustrator)
Year Published: 2010

Henry Holt Books for Young Readers (Macmillan Children's)

BlockheadAs 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!

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