"Some days you just need pie."
So begins the story of Gregory Korenstein-Jasperton, a boy who loves to write but lives in a family where math is what matters. Constantly stretching the truth in attempts to please his parents and his best friend Kelly, Gregory K. ends up stuck participating in a citywide math contest with his summer plans (and his identity) at stake.
Mixing fibs, family, friends, the Fibonacci sequence, a unique math teacher, and lots of pie, The 14 Fibs of Gregory K. is a middle grade novel for anyone who has ever struggled with the point of math or tried to find their place in the world.
If you're looking for more about Fibs, the poetic form that is part of the novel, and Leonardo Fibonacci himself, you can find information right here on my site.
"By any reckoning, a successful debut." - Kirkus Reviews
"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
"... encourages self-exploration and is brilliantly written" - The Deseret News
"Pincus's story explores struggles with friends, family, and learning while remaining exuberant and relatable, a winning equation." - Publishers Weekly
"I think you should read it." - Mom
The cover of the 14 Fibs of Gregory K. is by Linzie Hunter. It is, in a word, awesome.
The book was designed by Nina Goffi and is, in a word, gorgeous. You should check it out :-).
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