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Summary

Winner of the Branford Boase Award 2022

Winner of the Jhalak Children's and Young Adult Prize 2022

Shortlisted for the Blue Peter Book Awards 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.... 

©2021 Maisie Chan (P)2021 Bonnier Books UK

Critic reviews

"Danny Chung Does Not Do Maths is both heartwarming and hilarious, filled with characters you'll instantly love." (Jamie Smart, author and illustrator of Bunny vs Monkey)

"Funny, heartwarming and packed with fascinating snippets of Chinese culture. I loved reading about the intergenerational relationship between Danny and his grandmother. We all need a Nai Nai in our lives." (Jen Carney, author and illustrator of The Accidental Diary of B.U.G.)

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