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Raconte-moi les graphiques

L'histoire de William Playfair

by (author) Helaine Becker

illustrated by Marie-Ève Tremblay

Publisher
Scholastic Canada Ltd
Initial publish date
Mar 2017
Category
General, General
  • Paperback / softback

    ISBN
    9781443159630
    Publish Date
    Mar 2017
    List Price
    $11.99

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Recommended Age, Grade, and Reading Levels

  • Age: 6 to 9
  • Grade: 1 to 12

Description

 

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Ce livre documentaire aux magnifiques illustrations souligne le génie de William Playfair, né en Écosse il y a 250 ans. La vision différente du monde de ce grand cerveau ne lui a pas toujours rendu la vie facile. En fait, il se retrouvait souvent incompris de ses amis, de sa famille et de ses patrons. Mais il s'est démarqué par sa vision innovatrice de représenter les chiffres en inventant les graphiques linéaires, les diagrammes en barres et les diagrammes circulaires. Les chiffres illustrés... quelle idée de génie!

 

Born in Scotland over 250 years ago, William Playfair was a dreamer who saw the word differently from other people. Unfortunately, this skill didn't easily translate into the fame and fortune he hoped for. In fact, it often got him in trouble with family, friends and bosses. But Will's innovative vision did inspire a big idea that would set him apart: he turned numbers into pictures by creating line graphs, bar graphs and pie charts! Numbers as pictures? There's an idea that's off the charts!

Original title: Lines, Bars and Circles: How William Playfair Invented Graphics

 

About the authors

 

Helaine Becker
est l'auteure de nombreux livres jeunesse primés. Elle a écrit plus de 80
livres, dont Raconte-moi les graphiques : L'histoire de William Playfair et
l'album illustré à succès Un porc-épic dans un sapin. Helaine
habite à Toronto, en Ontario.

 

HELAINE BECKER is the author of numerous of books of fiction and non-fiction for children, among them the best-selling A Porcupine in a Pine Tree and its sequel, Dashing Through the Snow: A Canadian Jingle Bells, The Haunted House That Jack Built and Little Jack Horner, Live from the Corner. Her books have won the Silver Birch Award and the CBA Libris Award and have been shortlisted for the Red Cedar, the Hackmatack and the Rocky Mountain awards. Helaine lives in Toronto with her family. Visit her at www.helainebecker.com.

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Marie-Ève Tremblay est une illustratrice qui habite à Montréal. Elle a illustré La vengeresse masquée et le loup ainsi que les albums tout carton de la série Lift-the-Flap Questions and Answers.

 

Marie-Ève Tremblay is an illustrator living in Montreal, Quebec. Books she has illustrated include La vengeresse masquée et le Loup, as well as the interactive board books series Lift-the-Flap Questions and Answers.

 

Marie-Ève Tremblay's profile page

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