This is Ada. Although she might look like an ordinary little girl, she’s about to change the world.
Augusta Ada Byron, better known as Ada Lovelace, is an inquisitive child. Like her clever mother, she loves solving problems—big problems, little problems, and tricky, complicated problems. Ada invents crazy contraptions and reads all the books in the library of her father, the poet Lord Byron; but most of all she loves to solve mathematical problems. Together with her teacher, the mathematician Charles Babbage, Ada invents the world’s first computer program. Her achievements made her a pioneer for women in the sciences.
Zoë Tucker’s words capture the adventurous life of Ada succinctly, and debut picture book illustrator Rachel Katstaller’s art infuses Victorian London with humor.
"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
Zoë Tucker is passionate about picture books and spends (almost) every day in the world of children’s publishing. Working as an art director and designer, she has the opportunity to work with authors, artists, and publishers from all over the world. Zoë lives and works on the south coast of England, with her husband, Adam, and her cat, Murray, and she uses a computer (almost) every day! She is the author of many children’s books including: Greta and the Giants (Frances Lincoln Children's Books) and Ada and the Number-Crunching Machine (NorthSouth Books).
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.
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.