The King's Chessboard

The King's Chessboard

by David Birch


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“Masterfully told.”—School Library Journal 

A great story for children learning mathematical concepts, The King’s Chessboard tells the story of a wise man who refuses the king’s reward for completing a favor. When the king insists the man accept a reward, the man proposes a deal: He will take a payment of rice equal to each square on the king’s chessboard—doubling the amount he receives with each day. This quickly empties out the royal coffers. . . .  

A Notable Children’s Trade Book in the Field of Social Studies and Outstanding Science Trade Book for Children

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Product Details

ISBN-13: 9780140548808
Publisher: Penguin Young Readers Group
Publication date: 07/01/1993
Series: Picture Puffin Books Series
Edition description: Reprint
Pages: 32
Sales rank: 428,738
Product dimensions: 8.38(w) x 10.88(h) x 0.14(d)
Age Range: 3 Months to 3 Years

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