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One Grain Of Rice

Author: Demi
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A reward of one grain of rice doubles day by day into millions of grains of rice when a selfish raja is outwitted by a clever village girl.

A Grain Of Rice

Author: Helena Clare Pittman
Publisher: Delacorte Books for Young Readers
ISBN: 1524765538
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Over 200,000 copies sold! Now with a newly refreshed design, this classic mathematical folktale tells the story of a clever farmer who outwits the Emperor of China and becomes the wealthiest man in the world—all starting with one grain of rice. When a humble farmer named Pong Lo asks for the hand of the Emperor’s 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 Princess’s life, the Emperor gladly offers him any reward he chooses—except 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 obliges—only to discover that if you’re 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 Reviews “Any 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

The Greatest Power

Author: Demi
Publisher: Simon and Schuster
ISBN: 0689845030
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Long ago, a Chinese boy-emperor named Ping challenges the children of his kingdom to show him the greatest power in the world, and all are surprised at what is discovered.


Author: Demi
Publisher: Macmillan
ISBN: 9780805078114
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With the aid of his magical horse, Ptitsa, a young archer fulfills the increasingly difficult requests of Tsar Ivan and wins the hand of Princess Vassilissa.

The Rajah S Rice

Publisher: Hmh School
ISBN: 9780153565885
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When Zandra, the official bather of the Rajah's elephants, saves them from serious illness, she exacts from the Rajah a reward more costly than he realizes.

The Empty Pot

Author: Demi
Publisher: Henry Holt and Company (BYR)
ISBN: 1466811579
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The Empty Pot is Demi's beloved picture book about an honest schoolboy A long time ago in China there was a boy named Ping who loved flowers. Anything he planted burst into bloom. The Emperor loved flowers too. When it was time to choose an heir, he gave a flower seed to each child in the kingdom. "Whoever can show me their best in a year's time," he proclaimed, "shall succeed me to the throne!" Ping plants his seed and tends it every day. But month after month passes, and nothing grows. When spring comes, Ping must go to the Emperor with nothing but an empty pot. Demi's exquisite art and beautifully simple text show how Ping's embarrassing failure is turned triumphant in this satisfying tale of honesty rewarded. An IRA-CBC Children's Choice. An American Bookseller "Pick of the Lists."

Anno S Mysterious Multiplying Jar

Author: Masaichiro Anno
Publisher: Turtleback
ISBN: 9780606168526
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For use in schools and libraries only. Simple text and pictures introduce the mathematical concept of factorials.

The Very Hungry Lion

Author: Gita Wolf
Publisher: Tara Publishing
ISBN: 9788186211021
Size: 34.62 MB
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Adapted from a traditional Indian folktale, The Very Hungry Lion describes the adventures of a lazy lion who is outsmarted by his prey. The illustrations are rendered in the quirky and arresting Warli style of folk painting traditionally used to decorate the walls of village homes in western India. This award-winning children's book has sold over 35,000 copies in five languages worldwide. The book is silkscreen printed on special handmade rice paper from India and then bound by hand making each book a work of art and a special collector piece.

Two Greedy Bears

Author: Mirra Ginsburg
Publisher: Simon & Schuster/Paula Wiseman Books
ISBN: 9780689819971
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A clever fox teaches two bears a lesson about greed.