The Secrets of Sums by Kjartan Poskitt


The Secrets of Sums by Kjartan Poskitt

Murderous Maths: The Secrets of Sums is full of facts, tricks and tips to help children discover why numbers are nifty and arithmetic is amazing. Updated for the relaunch of the primary national curriculum in autumn 2014, children can learn all about prime suspects, diabolical division, sneaky signs and much more with simple explanations and hilarious characters to guide them through. Illustrated by Philip Reeve and presented in a bold, funky and accessible way so children can find out why maths is marvellous, a new generation of Kjartan Poskitt fans will be able to discover the world of Murderous Maths. Get ready to be amazed!

About the Author

Kjartan Poskitt

Agatha Parrot says: 'So far I've written out most of the words in my spelling book. I've also filled about 12 numeracy books, 9 literacy books and once did a project about how the sun makes plants grow which Miss Barking gave me a gold star for. This book took me AGES though! Well I didn't exactly write it, I just talked and the old man typed it out, but it took almost the whole afternoon. It would have been quicker if he hadn't kept stopping to check if he'd got any emails, but he never had. (What a loser!)'

Kjartan Poskitt is the well-loved author of many hilarious books for children including Agatha Parrot and the Murderous Maths series, translated into over 30 languages. With a background in children’s television, he is a tireless and brilliant performer.

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208 pages


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Publication date

7th August 2014



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