The Dot and the Line by Norton Juster
A Romance in Lower Mathematics

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Once upon a time there was a sensible straight line who was hopelessly in love with a beautiful dot. But the dot, though perfect in every way, only had eyes for a wild and unkempt squiggle. All of the line's romantic dreams were in vain, until he discovered...angles! Now, with newfound self-expression, he can be anything he wants to be--a square, a triangle, a parallelogram....And that's just the beginning!First published in 1963 and made into an Academy Award-winning animated short film, here is a supremely witty love story with a twist that reveals profound truths about relationships--both human and mathematical--sure to tickle lovers of all ages.
 

About Norton Juster

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Norton Juster is a practicing architect and professor of environmental design at Hampshire College. He is the author of a number of books, including The Phantom Tollbooth, The Dot and the Line and Alberic the Wise. He lives with his wife in a small rural community in western Massachusetts.
 
Published December 1, 2000 by Chronicle Books. 80 pages
Genres: Children's Books, Literature & Fiction, Science & Math, Humor & Entertainment. Fiction

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Originally published in 1963, and back just in time for Valentine's Day, The Dot and the Line: A Romance in Lower Mathematics by Norton Juster (The Phantom Tollbooth) once again bursts on the scene.

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The plot is the traditional eternal triangle: A straight line has fallen in love with a dot, but ''she only had eyes for a wild and unkempt squiggle who never seemed to have anything on his mind at all.'' While the dot and the squiggle frolic together, the line daydreams of himself as ''a lea...

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