- Age Range: 8 - 12 years
- Grade Level: 3 - 7
- Lexile Measure: 0780 (What's this?)
- Paperback: 80 pages
- Publisher: Yearling (December 26, 1995)
- Language: English
- ISBN-10: 044041301X
- ISBN-13: 978-0440413011
- Product Dimensions: 5.2 x 0.2 x 7.6 inches
- Shipping Weight: 0.8 ounces (View shipping rates and policies)
- Average Customer Review: 20 customer reviews
- Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #53,571 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)
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A Grain of Rice Paperback – December 26, 1995
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