A Grain of Rice

Product Number: EB00715023
Released: Jun 12, 2018
Business Term: Purchase
ISBN: #9781524765538
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Description

Over 200,000 copies sold! Now with a newly refreshed design, this classic mathematical folktale tells the story of a clever farmer who outwits the Emperor of China and becomes the wealthiest man in the world-all starting with one grain of rice. When a humble farmer named Pong Lo asks for the hand of the Emperor's beautiful daughter, the Emperor is enraged. Whoever heard of a peasant marrying a princess? But Pong Lo is wiser than the Emperor knows. And when he concocts a potion that saves the Princess's life, the Emperor gladly offers him any reward he chooses-except the Princess. Pong Lo makes a surprising request. He asks for a single grain of rice, doubled every day for one hundred days. The baffled Emperor obliges-only to discover that if you're as clever as Pong Lo, you can turn a single grain of rice into all the wealth and happiness in the world! Praise for A Grain of Rice: "Gracefully illustrated...? This original story set in fifteenth-century China will captivate readers and perhaps teach them a little about mathematics." -Booklist "Clever and quietly told in simple, yet evocative language." -Kirkus Reviews "Any young reader (with calculator handy) will enjoy the tale." -Scientific American "[A] book that is wise and humorous, and one to be perused and savored." -School Library Journal

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Original Publish Date: Jun 12, 2018

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