In this story, Julie falls asleep on her algebra book after
spending a few frustrating minutes trying to finish her homework. An
imaginary number comes to visit her in her room, and transports her
land of Mathematics. There, she befriends a gebra who helps her
adventures until she is finally able to return. It's the Wizard of
Through the Looking Glass + lots of mathematical wordplay and fun.
Isdell began this book when she was in eighth grade. I believe she
is now a
college student. She has also written a chemical sequel, The Chemy
It's been a little while since I read it, and keeping in
it's a first novel, written by a kid:
For math content, I'll give it a 4.
But, I'd include a note that suggests an audience in grade 6-8 or
someone with some algebraic concepts under his belt.
For literary quality, I'll also give it a 4.
By the way, the one review on Amazon.com is mine.
read how I felt about the book shortly after reading it with my