Ada and the Number-Crunching Machine

Illustrated by Rachel Katstaller
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About The Book

She invents crazy contraptions, solves big sums, and reads all the books in the library.

Although she may look like an ordinary little girl, Ada Lovelace is about to change the world.

Zoë Tucker and Rachel Katstaller tell the amazing true story of a little girl who didn't go to school, but grew up to create the world's first computer program. 

About The Author

Zoe Tucker is a leading freelance designer and art director of children's picture books, board books and novelty books with over 17 years experience.

About The Illustrator

Rachel Katstaller is originally from tiny tropical El Salvador, where she studied Strategic Design. After a period in Montréal and New York, where she attended the Summer Residency in Illustration at the School of Visual Arts in the summer of 2014, Rachel relocated to the Alps together with her cat Hemingway. Rachel now works for several international publishing houses concentrating on children’s books and editorial illustration. She also has her own apparel brand, Las Furias.

Raves and Reviews

An impressively balanced mix of engaging description and important facts with a quick explanation of the gender politics of the time and information about Ada's legacy...Inspiring, feminist, and informative in equal parts.

– Kirkus Reviews

...the volume offers an accessible introduction to her childhood and the day’s social norms.

– Publishers Weekly