Sir Cumference and the 100 Percent Goose Chase
Cindy Neuschwander, author
Cindy Neuschwander is a retired elementary school teacher who was inspired to write the Sir Cumference series while visiting medieval castles in England. She now works part-time as a math remediation teacher and in the teacher-training program at California Polytechnic State University. Cindy lives in San Luis Obispo, California.
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Wayne Geehan, illustrator
Wayne Geehan, a graduate of the Art Institute of Boston, has been illustrating books, board games, and jigsaw puzzles for over 20 years. When he isn't painting in his Massachusetts studio, he enjoys being with his family, reading, and researching his family's genealogy.
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Neuschwander and Geehan present yet another zany Middle Ages math quest book for elementary grade readers, this time focusing on percentages. With a cute play on words, Neuschwander’s limited omniscient point of view depicts Percilla Centwell’s (of PerCent geese sellers) dilemma. Percilla must divide her geese/feathers to be sold to various merchants and individuals. Lady Di is to accompany her on her journey, which of course is riddled with various challenges as they attempt to manage one hundred geese. Readers will be amused as the story unfolds and wonder how the ladies will ever be able to deliver the proper percentage of geese/feathers. Geehan’s vivid realistic, textured paintings bring the fun story to life. Math plays a prominent role as the calculations are made, leaving all the characters satisfied. Neuschwander concludes with a page further explaining percentages as fractions and how that is written mathematically. While being engaged in a fun story, this series will help young readers to understand important math skills.
Page count: 32
8 1/2 x 9 1/2