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The Boy Who Loved Math

The Boy Who Loved Math

The Improbable Life of Paul Erdos

Deborah Heiligman, illustrated by LeUyen Pham

Roaring Brook Press

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Roaring Brook Press

06/25/2013

ISBN: 9781466839519

44 Pages, Ages 5-8
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Most people think of mathematicians as solitary, working away in isolation. And, it's true, many of them do. But Paul Erdos never followed the usual path. At the age of four, he could ask you when you were born and then calculate the number of seconds you had been alive in his head. But he didn't learn to butter his own bread until he turned twenty. Instead, he traveled around the world, from one mathematician to the next, collaborating on an astonishing number of publications. With a simple, lyrical text and richly layered illustrations, this is a beautiful introduction to the world of math and a fascinating look at the unique character traits that made "Uncle Paul" a great man.
The Boy Who Loved Math by Deborah Heiligman is a Kirkus Reviews Best Book of 2013 and a New York Times Book Review Notable Children's Book of 2013.

Bank Street - Cook Prize Finalist, Bank Street - Cook Prize Winner, Kirkus Reviews Best Books of the Year, New York Times Book Review Notable Children's Books of the Year, Mathical Book Award, Orbis Pictus Honor Book, ALA Notable Children's Books, Arizona Grand Canyon Young Readers Maste, Bank Street Best Children's Book of the Year, Capitol Choices Noteworthy Titles for Children and Teens, NYTBR Notable Children's BOTY

About the author

Deborah Heiligman, illustrated by LeUyen Pham

Deborah Heiligman has written numerous books for young readers, including Charles and Emma: The Darwins' Leap of Faith, a National Book Award finalist. She lives in New York City.
LeUyen Pham has illustrated dozens of books for kids, including God's Dream by Archbishop Desmond Tutu, Freckleface Strawberry by Julianne Moore, and her own Big Sister, Little Sister.

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