Danny Chung Does Not Do Maths (Paperback)
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Danny Chung Does Not Do Maths (Paperback)

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Paperback 288 Pages / Published: 10/06/2021
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A wonderfully endearing story of family, expectation and creativity, Danny Chung Does Not Do Maths focuses on the eponymous budding artist who is forced to 'babysit' his ex-maths champion grandmother when she visits from China.

Longlisted for the Jhalak Children’s & Young Adult Prize 2022

Eleven-year-old Danny Chung loves drawing more than anything - certainly more than maths, which, according to his dad and everyone else, is what he is 'supposed' to be good at.

He also loves having his own room where he can draw in peace, so his life is turned upside down when a surprise that he's been promised turns out to be his little, wrinkly, ex-maths-champion grandmother from China. What's worse, Nai Nai has to share his room, AND she takes the top bunk!

Nai Nai can't speak a word of English, which doesn't make things easy for Danny when he is charged with looking after her during his school holidays. Babysitting Nai Nai is NOT what he wants to be doing!

Before long though it becomes clear to Danny that there is more to Nai Nai than meets the eye, and that they have more in common that he thought possible ...

Publisher: Bonnier Books Ltd
ISBN: 9781800780019
Number of pages: 288
Weight: 213 g
Dimensions: 198 x 129 x 16 mm


MEDIA REVIEWS
' ... both heartwarming and hilarious, filled with characters you'll instantly love. Sweet, exciting and endlessly funny, this is a must-read!' - Jamie Smart, author and illustrator of Bunny Vs Monkey

' ... wonderful! Full of heart and humour, and it brilliantly highlights the importance of being true to yourself' - Katie Tsang, author of Dragon Mountain


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“Amazing book by an inspirational author!”

I absolutely loved reading this book! Not only is the story hugely relatable to fellow East and Southeast Asian (ESEA) people, but also to other children from other cultures who are just trying to find their place in... More

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“I can't recommend this book enough!”

This story has so many wonderful themes threaded throughout, including family, belonging, friendship, bullying, and acceptance (to name just a few). Maisie Chan's writing, the use of heart and humor along with... More

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“Heartwarming and funny!”

Danny Chung hates maths he prefers to draw, especially comics which he creates with the help of his best friend Ravi who provides the speech for the characters he invents. When his grandma from China comes to stay his... More

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