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A Grain of Rice Over , copies sold This classic mathematical folktale tells the story of a clever farmer who outwits the Emperor of China and becomes the wealthiest man in the worldall starting with one grain of riceWhen a humble farmer named Pong Lo asks for the hand of the Emperors 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 Princesss life, the Emperor gladly offers him any reward he choosesexcept the PrincessPong Lo makes a surprising request He asks for a single grain of rice, doubled every day for one hundred days The baffled Emperor obligesonly to discover that if youre 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 ReviewsAny 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

  • Library Binding
  • 80 pages
  • A Grain of Rice
  • Helena Clare Pittman
  • English
  • 05 August 2018
  • 044041301X

About the Author: Helena Clare Pittman

Helena Clare Pittman is the author illustrator of 17 books for children E.P.Dutton, Harcourt Brace, Random House, Dial Books, Hastings House, Hyperion and Carolrhoda Lerner Publications are some of her publishers Her book, A Grain of Rice, a Scholastic Math Club Book, and a New York Times Years Best Paperback Book, has been in print for 27 years, and is widely used in school Math and Global Studies curriculums A Grain is also part of The Columbia Teachers College list of books for recommended curriculum Helena Pittman s book, The Gift of the Willows, was a Childrens Book Council International Reading Association Children s Choice Book Uncle Phil s Diner, part of the Ruthie Pincus of Brooklyn writing, was a Smithsonian Book, 1998 This book, and many of Pittman s other titles, has been well reviewed by Booklist and Kirkus.Ruthie Pincus of Brooklyn is based on the author s childhood The enclosed, limited edition, subscription, independently published authors edition received warm and enthusiastic reader reviews onKindle Though the author s family is Jewish, readers of all backgrounds have found a kindred experience in the stories that make up Ruthie Pincus of Brooklyn This book paints a vivid picture of life in the 1950 s in Brooklyn It is an historic portrait of a warm, post war, Jewish neighborhood The book embodies history, universal family interactions, a child dealing with the illness and loss of her mentor aunt, the issue of bullying, and, most basically, offers the inner life of a child coming of age, relevant to all contemporary concerns The book has the added dimension of appealing to adults as well as young readers Ruthie Pincus of Brooklyn is Helena Clare Pittman s first novel Portions of this book have been published in Cricket Magazine, along with about 20 of her other stories, over the last twenty, or so, years.


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