The number devil : a mathematical adventure (#38004W9)

by Enzensberger, Hans Magnus; illustrated by Berner, Rotraut Susanne

8 reviews & awards | 5 full-text reviews

FollettBound Glued Henry Holt, 2000
Price: USD 27.06
Description: 262 pages : color illustrations ; 25 cm
Dewey: -Fic-; Int Lvl: YA
AR 4.4 MG 4 55827EN; RC 5.1 9; LEX 580L


 


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Paperback Henry Holt, 2000

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Overview
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"An Owl book.";Translation of: Der Zahlenteufel : ein Kopfkissenbuch fur alle, die Angst vor der Mathematik haben. Annoyed with his math teacher who assigns word problems and won't let him use a calculator, twelve-year-old Robert finds help from the number devil in his dreams.


Product Details
  • Publisher: Henry Holt
  • Publication Date: May 1, 2000
  • Format: FollettBound Glued
  • Edition: 1st Owl books ed.
  • Dewey: -Fic-
  • Classifications: Fiction
  • Description: 262 pages : color illustrations ; 25 cm
  • Tracings: Berner, Rotraut Susanne, illustrator.
  • ISBN-10: 0-329-59584-9 (originally 0-8050-6299-8)
  • ISBN-13: 978-0-329-59584-5 (originally 978-0-8050-6299-1)
  • Follett Number: 38004W9
  • Catalog Number: 0805062998
  • Interest Level: YA
  • ATOS Book Level: 4.4
  • AR Interest Level: MG
  • AR Points: 4
  • AR Quiz: 55827EN
  • Reading Counts Level: 5.1
  • Reading Counts Points: 9
  • Lexile: 580L

Reviews & Awards
  • ALA Notable Children's Books, 1999
  • Horn Book Magazine, 11/01/98
  • Kirkus Reviews starred, 10/15/98
  • L.A. Recommended Foreign Language, 02/01/00
  • Publishers Weekly starred, 05/22/00
  • School Library Journal, 12/01/98
  • Voice of Youth Advocates (VOYA), 04/01/99
  • Wilson's Senior High School, 11/01/02

Full-Text Reviews
Horn Book Guide starred (Spring 1999)
Self-described math-phobe Robert begins having surreal dreams in which he encounters a number devil, who teaches him, just for starters, the crucial importance of zero and how to make all numbers out of ones. More difficult concepts are deliberately repeated in several dreams; occasional additional problems are provided for greater challenges. Infinitely more fun than the usual word-problem assignment.

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