A Grain of Riceby Helena Clare Pittman
A clever, cheerful, hard-working farmer's son wins the hand of a Chinese princess by outwitting her father the Emperor, who treasures his daughter more than all the rice in China.
"Clever and quietly told in simple, yet evocative language."-Kirkus Reviews
"Pittman invites readers into her story through her choice of concrete objects, sensory images, and universal messages. She borrows from the motifs of oral literature, and also weaves in information about arithmetical progression and 15th-Century Chinese people, patterns, and traditions. Pittman's well executed pencil drawings ooze with emotion, and there is a fusion of text and illustrations...[A] book that is wise and humorous, and one to be perused and savored."-School Library Journal
"Gracefully illustrated with finely shaded drawings, this picture book tells of Pong Lo, a poor Chinese peasant who wins the hand of the emperor's daughter through his knowledge of mathematical principles."-Booklist
- Hastings House Daytrips Publishers
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- Age Range:
- 5 - 9 Years
Meet the Author
Helena Clare Pittman is the author and illustrator of numberous books for children, including the acclaimed novel A Grain of Rice.
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