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by Deborah Heiligman, LeUyen Pham

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.

A Kirkus Reviews Best Book of 2013 A New York Times Book Review Notable Children's Book of 2013

The Boy Who Loved Math: The Life of Paul Erdos

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  • Deborah Heiligman is the author of close to 30 books for children and teens. Her most recent books are THE BOY WHO LOVED MATH: THE IMPROBABLE LIFE OF PAUL ERDOS and SNOW DOG, GO DOG. CHARLES AND EMMA: The Darwins' Leap of Faith was a National Book Award Finalist, A Printz Honor, the YALSA Excellence in Nonfiction winner, and a finalist for the LA Times Book Prize. INTENTIONS, a YA novel, is an exploration of betrayal, love, faith.

  • ISBN: 9781596433076

    Publisher:Roaring Brook Press

    Publication date:06/25/2013


    Age Range:3 - 8 Years


    - Biography & Autobiography | Science & Technology

    - Juvenile Nonfiction | Mathematics | General - Mathematicians

    - Hungary - Erdios, Paul - Chronological Period | 20th Century


    Awards: Cybils | Finalist | Nonfiction | 2013 - 2013 ; Orbis Pictus Award | Honor Book | Children's Nonfiction | 2014 - 2014

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