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The 14 Fibs of Gregory K.

The 14 Fibs of Gregory K.

By Greg Pincus   

Scholastic Inc | ISBN 9780439912990 Hardcover
240 Pages | 5.82" x 8.56" | Ages 8 to 12

Scholastic Inc | ISBN 9780545584401 Ebook
240 Pages | Ages 8 to 12

Failing math but great at writing, Gregory finds the poetry (and humour) in what's hard.

Gregory K is the middle child in a family of mathematical geniuses. But if he claimed to love math? Well, he'd be fibbing. What he really wants most is to go to Author Camp. But to get his parents' permission he's going to have to pass his math class, which has a probability of 0. THAT much he can understand! To make matters worse, he's been playing fast and loose with the truth: "I LOVE math" he tells his parents. "I've entered a citywide math contest!" he tells his teacher. "We're going to author camp!" he tells his best friend, Kelly. And now, somehow, he's going to have to make good on his promises.

Hilariously it's the "Fibonacci Sequence" — a famous mathematical formula! — that comes to the rescue, inspiring Gregory to create a whole new form of poem: the Fib! Maybe Fibs will save the day, and help Gregory find his way back to the truth. For every kid who equates math with torture but wants his own way to shine, here's a novel that is way more than the sum of its parts.

Raves & reviews:

Praise for The 14 Fibs of Gregory K.:

"Pincus's story explores struggles with friends, family, and learning while remaining exuberant and relatable, a winning equation." —Publishers Weekly

"Dialogue and humor carry the third-person narrative along swiftly, and the characters are appealing . . . a successful debut." —Kirkus

"This delightful novel introduces a resourceful and inspiring young character, and many readers will relate to Gregory's desire for creative expression and his yearning for acceptance." —Booklist