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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
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ISBN : 044041301X
Format Type : Paperback
Language : English
Publisher : Yearling Reprint edition December 26, 1995
Number of Pages : 112 pages
File Size : 990 KB
Status : Available For Download
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A Grain of Rice Reviews

  • Kindle Customer
    2019-04-30 04:59

    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.

  • Piccolo Kate
    2019-05-19 03:21

    This is one of the most clever stories I've ever read! Can't wait to share it with my granddaughters.

  • Susan Giacomo
    2019-05-17 06:13

    Story was what I needed for my math class. The quality of the book's cover and pages was a bit low.

  • David Rhudy
    2019-04-29 02:59

    Really enjoyed the book. Thought it was going to take a few to read at bedtime...finished the first night :)

  • Amazon Customer
    2019-05-04 01:22

    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.

  • GulfGirl
    2019-05-17 04:07

    Lovely story.

  • Jane M. Schuck
    2019-04-19 00:55


  • Lisa Pruitt
    2019-05-02 01:55

    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.