Exotic, beautiful, and instructive, this "mathematical folktale" by author-illustrator Demi emerged from her love of India. The narrative and the evocative illustrations combine to create a real sense of the culture and atmosphere of this romantic land.
It's the story of Rani, a clever girl who outsmarts a very selfish raja and saves her village. When offered a reward for a good deed, she asks only for one grain of rice, doubled each day for 30 days. Remember your math? That's lots of rice: enough to feed a village for a good long time--and to teach a greedy raja a lesson.
Grade 1-4. A resourceful village girl outsmarts a greedy raja, turning a reward of one grain of rice into a feast for a hungry nation. Delicate paintings emblazoned with touches of gold give this Indian folktale an exotic air.
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I think I might like this book more than the kids (6 and 8). They dont hate the book, it is just not one they ask for regularly. Read morePublished 22 days ago by Neens
One of my favorite books for my 4 year old. She doesn't quite understand the math yet, but the illustrations are very helpful to get the message across. Read morePublished 2 months ago by Mohit Arora
Great story. I am a junior high teacher. This helps to teach probability, compound interest, common sense, and compassion. Students really enjoyed the activity.Published 5 months ago by Steven Nehls
Truly visually and mathematically wonderful. This is for "diffuse" rather than "focused" mathematical thinking.Published 5 months ago by Mom with Ph.D.
If you are a math teacher this book is a MUST. It illustrates a difficult concept for kids - exponential increase. Read morePublished 8 months ago by Kim Asfazadour
Great Read! Well laid out story and math fold outs and calendar in the back to show the math! My math loving daughter really enjoyed this fable!Published 8 months ago by NHMama