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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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Just wondering if anyone can give us all information on when this book will be available again. It is one of the best storys with the most beautiful pictures for young and old... Read morePublished on July 23 2003
When I was little, this was one of my favorite books. I loved the way the one grain of rice would turn into over ten billion! Every kid from 1st-4th grade will love this! Read morePublished on Jan. 5 2002
My 6-year old son and I were looking at this book one day in the bookstore. I told him that it was about math so he immediately wanted me to read it because he loves math! Read morePublished on Oct. 1 2001 by L. Daniels
This is a wonderful story. I read it to my four year old daughter, and she loves it. It teaches the power of math, and it shows a culture very different from our own. Read morePublished on Jan. 17 2000
I use this clever story in my math class to teach students about the power of exponents. It is a great way to introduce different cultures, good values and language arts into the... Read morePublished on July 6 1999
This story is about an Indian girl and a raja. She fools the raja and saves her people with what she knows about math. I liked the book.Published on June 13 1998