The Secret of Corpuratus

Swedish title: Curly Bracket. Corpuratus hemlighet

Series: Curly Bracket

Category: Children / Fiction 9-12

Pub date: 22-09-2016

Format: 148 x 210 mm, 96 pages, color illustrations

The Secret of Corpuratus

Johan Wendt, Tor Moström , illustrated by Peter Bergting

The books about Curly Bracket are a series of short stories that introduce the reader to computational thinking, a way of thinking that is the basis of learning how to program, an activity that nowadays is considered just as important as learning how to read and write.

Curly, with the help of Pascal and the rebels, gets into the Corpuratus system. The way in is through the game Codoseum, also known as The Land of Fire. Here there is huge wall of fire that Cur ly has to get chrougb. By breaking free of tbe games’ world she can get .into the Corpuratus system. But once through she encounters a power that is stronger than she could

possibly imagine … Who ho Ids tne power in a digitalised world? The story of Curly is thought provoking about t he revolutionary effects of digitalisation. The reader is also introduced to the principles of computational thinking, the basics for learning how to program. The cha llenges and problems Curly and Pascal succeed in solving are explained at the end of the book with exercises in computational thinking.

Why is computational thinking important? It is because it is a tool for learning how to think in computer science terms and to achieve an understanding of the principles of programming. It is a way of building a bridge between physical and digital realicy. It deals with formulating and solving problems and learning how to understand the structure behind a technique we use on a daily basis. It is also about starting to produce instead of just passively consuming digital media!

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