D. G. Priya, Shelley Hampe
Merlin Raj and the Santa Algorithm: A Computer Science Dog's Tale
(Vulcan Ink March 17, 2020)
Mom's Choice Gold Award Winner "...the more conceptual discussion of algorithms is well done, and thestory is satisfying and emotionally resonant..." -- Kirkus Reviews My name is Merlin Raj. I have a teeny tiny weakness for socks which can make life as a service dog difficult.Usually, I only have to worry about helping my boy, Matthew, walk at school. But when my human Mom has to go away for winter break, getting ready forthe holiday becomes a mess. I might be a super-smart golden retrieverwho wears glasses, but could I help my best friend with more than adisability? Gulp.
Will a class on algorithms get me barking up the right Christmas tree? Appealing to readers of all ages, Merlin Raj, The Santa Algorithm is the firstinstallment in this ILLUSTRATED chapter-book series. From artists to astronauts, the jobs of the future will deal with computers. But do kids want to read a coding book? Not as much as dog stories. With a Computer Science degree and a passion for preparing kids for thefuture, author D. G. Priya blends technology with animal stories tostimulate a desire to read.Each book in the series introduces a newprogramming skill. If you or your child like delightful dog tales thatexplores universally positive themes, including empathy, kindness,dedication, and the importance of being true to one's self, then you'lllove D. G. Priya's tail-wagging adventure.