In this clever, convivial picture book, an Indian boy untangles a mathematical conundrum to win a place at the Rajah's court.
In ancient India, a boy named Bhagat travels to the Rajah's city, hoping to ensure his family's prosperity by winning a place at court as a singer. Bhagat carries his family's entire fortunea single coin and a chain of seven golden ringsto pay for his lodging. But when the innkeeper demands one ring per night, and every link snipped costs one coin, how can Bhagat both break the chain and avoid overpaying? His inventive solution points the way to an unexpected triumph, and offers readers a friendly lesson in binary numbersthe root of all computing.
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|Publisher:||Lee & Low Books|
|Product dimensions:||9.10(w) x 10.90(h) x 0.50(d)|
|Age Range:||7 - 10 Years|
About the Author
Archana Sreenivasan is the illustrator of two board books in the Once Upon a World series, Rapunzel and Diwali, and she has also created numerous editorial pieces, book covers, and comics. She studied animation film design at the National Institute of Design in Ahmedabad, India, and illustration during a summer residency at the School of Visual Arts in New York. Archana lives in Bangalore, India, with her husband and two cats. Please visit her on the web at https://archanasreenivasan.com/ and on Instagram as @archanasreenivasan.