The Warlord's Puzzleby Virginia Pilegard, Nicolas Debon
A young peasant boy convinces his poor but wise father to enter a contest to solve the warlordï¿½s puzzle, which is actually the original tangram. Recommended by the Califorina Department of Education.
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Virginia Walton Pilegard wrote The Warlord's Puzzle as part of a teaching unit that uses informal geometry to strengthen students' visual learning abilities. Mrs. Pilegard studied elementary mathematics and completed both a B.A. and M.A. in Education. She then went on to teach elementary grades and in juvenile correction schools.
Nicolas Debon is a freelance illustrator in Versailles, France. In addition to his illustrations for the Warlordís Series , he is also the author/illustrator of several other books, including two Canadian Governor Generalís Literary Award finalists.
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What a lovely book, story and particularly the illustrations! I'm a fan of all things tangram, and this was especially pleasing to receive. Of course, I'm not in the 4 or 5 to 8 year age group -- I can only say that I am going to purchase another copy, as an adult, to give to another adult tangram fancier. It's a really great interpretation of one of the legends surrounding the origin of the tangram, and I can't say enough about the quality of the illustrations. Excellent book that I've been through tonight about five different times -- handing it also to my mother, who truly enjoyed it as well.