The Boy Who Loved Math by Deborah Heiligman & LeUyen Pham
The Improbable Life of Paul Erdos

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Social learners and budding math lovers alike will find something awesome about this exceptional man.
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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.
The Boy Who Loved Math by Deborah Heiligman is a Kirkus Reviews Best Book of 2013 and a New York Times Book Review Notable Children's Book of 2013.

 

About Deborah Heiligman & LeUyen Pham

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Deborah Heiligman has written more than twenty books for children. She graduated from Brown University, and started her writing career working for Scholastic News Explorer, the classroom magazine, but left when she wanted to be home with her children, and then she started writing her books. She is married to Jonathan Weiner, who won a Pulitzer Prize in 1994 for The Beak of the Finch.
 
Published June 25, 2013 by Roaring Brook Press. 48 pages
Genres: Biographies & Memoirs, Children's Books, Education & Reference.
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Publishers Weekly

Excellent
on Jun 03 2013

...extensive author and illustrator note...will delight readers with even a fraction of Erdos’s interest in math.

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Kirkus

Excellent
on Mar 27 2013

Social learners and budding math lovers alike will find something awesome about this exceptional man.

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