Over 200,000 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 rice.When 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 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 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...
|Title||:||A Grain of Rice|
|Publisher||:||Yearling Reprint edition December 26, 1995|
|Number of Pages||:||112 pages|
|File Size||:||990 KB|
|Status||:||Available For Download|
|Last checked||:||21 Minutes ago!|
A Grain of Rice Reviews
I bought this book to read to my daughter when she was just four, we read it many times. Now, at age 9 she reads this book on her own. She loves that it is not a cheesy Disney princess story and loves how clever and focused the main character is.
This is one of the most clever stories I've ever read! Can't wait to share it with my granddaughters.
Story was what I needed for my math class. The quality of the book's cover and pages was a bit low.
Really enjoyed the book. Thought it was going to take a few to read at bedtime...finished the first night :)
I thought it was a very good book. It only took me 20 minutes . Why i like it is because it is a short and simple book . I also like that it is about a clever young man.My favorite part of the book is when the emperor of china tells Pong Lo he can ask for anything. I loved Pong Lo's clever response.
My son read this book as part of a book club. He enjoyed it thouroughly. It gave us an opportunity to talk about a different culture. Some of the text describing the behaviors and actions of the characters were a great place to ask text comprehension questions. I enjoyed reading it along side with my son.