One Grain of Rice

Author: Demi
ISBN: UOM:39015040032321
Release Date: 1997
Genre: Juvenile Fiction

A reward of one grain of rice doubles day by day into millions of grains of rice when a selfish raja is outwitted by a clever village girl.

A Grain of Rice

Author: Helena Clare Pittman
Publisher: Delacorte Books for Young Readers
ISBN: 9781524765538
Release Date: 2018-06-12
Genre: Juvenile Fiction

Over 200,000 copies sold! Now with a newly refreshed design, this classic mathematical folktale tells the story of a clever farmer who outwits the Emperor of China and becomes the wealthiest man in the world—all starting with one grain of rice. When a humble farmer named Pong Lo asks for the hand of the Emperor’s beautiful daughter, the Emperor is enraged. Whoever heard of a peasant marrying a princess? But Pong Lo is wiser than the Emperor knows. And when he concocts a potion that saves the Princess’s life, the Emperor gladly offers him any reward he chooses—except the Princess. Pong Lo makes a surprising request. He asks for a single grain of rice, doubled every day for one hundred days. The baffled Emperor obliges—only to discover that if you’re as clever as Pong Lo, you can turn a single grain of rice into all the wealth and happiness in the world! Praise for A Grain of Rice: “Gracefully illustrated. . . . This original story set in fifteenth-century China will captivate readers and perhaps teach them a little about mathematics.” —Booklist “Clever and quietly told in simple, yet evocative language.” —Kirkus Reviews “Any young reader (with calculator handy) will enjoy the tale.” —Scientific American “[A] book that is wise and humorous, and one to be perused and savored.” —School Library Journal

The Empty Pot

Author: Demi
Publisher: Henry Holt and Company (BYR)
ISBN: 9781466811577
Release Date: 2007-10-16
Genre: Juvenile Fiction

The Empty Pot is Demi's beloved picture book about an honest schoolboy A long time ago in China there was a boy named Ping who loved flowers. Anything he planted burst into bloom. The Emperor loved flowers too. When it was time to choose an heir, he gave a flower seed to each child in the kingdom. "Whoever can show me their best in a year's time," he proclaimed, "shall succeed me to the throne!" Ping plants his seed and tends it every day. But month after month passes, and nothing grows. When spring comes, Ping must go to the Emperor with nothing but an empty pot. Demi's exquisite art and beautifully simple text show how Ping's embarrassing failure is turned triumphant in this satisfying tale of honesty rewarded. An IRA-CBC Children's Choice. An American Bookseller "Pick of the Lists."

Grandma and the Great Gourd

Author: Chitra Banerjee Divakaruni
Publisher: Roaring Brook Press
ISBN: 9781466830226
Release Date: 2013-03-05
Genre: Juvenile Fiction

Once upon a time, in a little village in India, there lived an old woman. Everyone in the village called her Grandma. One day, Grandma received a letter from her daughter, who lived on the other side of the jungle. "Please come and visit me," said the letter. "I haven't seen you in so long. I miss you." And so, Grandma begins a perilous journey to the far side of the jungle. Can she use her keen wit to escape the jungle animals and make it safely home? Chitra Banerjee Divakaruni's sharp, rhythmic retelling of this Bengali folktale is complimented perfectly by Susy Pilgrim Waters's brightly colored, captivating illustrations. Grandma and the Great Gourd is a Kirkus Reviews Best Book of 2013

The Rajah s Rice

Publisher: Hmh School
ISBN: 0153565888
Release Date: 2006-04-01
Genre: Juvenile Nonfiction

When Zandra, the official bather of the Rajah's elephants, saves them from serious illness, she exacts from the Rajah a reward more costly than he realizes.

The Shady Tree

Author: Demi
Publisher: Henry Holt and Company (BYR)
ISBN: 9781250140135
Release Date: 2016-10-25
Genre: Juvenile Fiction

A beautiful companion to Demi's classic The Empty Pot. In this new Chinese fable, Ping returns and deals with the selfish and greedy Tan Tan, who owns a beautiful house and a beautiful shady tree, but who does not share. Ping turns Tan Tan's greed into his own gain, but even with his new-found wealth, Ping is true to his generous nature—there is room for everyone. Simply told and beautifully illustrated, The Shady Tree is sure to become a classic.

Kindness Is Cooler Mrs Ruler

Author: Margery Cuyler
Publisher: Simon and Schuster
ISBN: 9780689873447
Release Date: 2007-06-26
Genre: Juvenile Fiction

Determined to teach the importance of kindness to her class, Mrs. Ruler gives out an assignment that soon inspires everyone, with the exception of David, to be nicer to one another, yet when the class gerbils escape and David saves the day, he learns that being kind and helpful isn't so corny after all.

Indian Children s Favorite Stories

Author: Rosemarie Somaiah
Publisher: Tuttle Publishing
ISBN: 9781462906321
Release Date: 2013-02-12
Genre: Juvenile Fiction

This colorfully illustrated multicultural children's book presents Indian fairy tales and other folk stories—providing insight into a rich literary culture. Indian Children's Favorite Stories is a charming selection of eight Indian tales that provide an insight into traditional Indian culture. Retold for an international audience, the beautifully illustrated stories will give children of all ages a glimpse into the fables and folklore of India including tales of how the Lord Krishna escapes the evil Kamsa's repeated attempts to kill him, and how the elephant keeper's daughter, Rani, humbles an unwise and unjust king by emptying his storehouses of rice. Featured Indian stories include: Munna and the Grain of Rice T he Birth of Krishna No Ordinary Lad The Story of Rama Sukhu and Dukhu Tenali Raman Journey to Heaven The Foolish Man A glossary is also included to clarify Indian words. The Children's Favorite Stories series was created to share the folktales and legends most beloved by children in the East with young readers of all backgrounds in the West. Other multicultural children's books in this series include: Asian Children's Favorite Stories, Indonesian Children's Favorite Stories, Japanese Children's Favorite Stories, Singapore Children's Favorite Stories, Filipino Favorite Children's Stories, Favorite Children's Stories from China & Tibet, Chinese Children's Favorite Stories, Korean Children's Favorite Stories, Balinese Children's Favorite Stories, and Vietnamese Children's Favorite Stories.

The King s Chessboard

Author: David Birch
Publisher: Paw Prints
ISBN: 1442074078
Release Date: 2009-09-21

A proud king, too vain to admit what he does not know, learns a valuable lesson when he readily grants his wise man a special request

The King s Commissioners

Author: Aileen Friedman
Publisher: Heinemann Educational Books
ISBN: 0590489895
Release Date: 1994
Genre: Juvenile Nonfiction

While trying to keep track of his many royal commissioners, the king learns some new ways of counting.

Math Curse

Author: Jon Scieszka
Publisher: Viking Childrens Books
ISBN: 0670861944
Release Date: 1995
Genre: Juvenile Fiction

When the teacher tells her class that they can think of almost everything as a math problem, one student acquires a math anxiety which becomes a real curse.

Two of Everything

Author: Lily Toy Hong
Publisher: Open Road Media
ISBN: 9781497635937
Release Date: 2014-05-06
Genre: Juvenile Fiction

When old Mr. Haktak digs up a curious brass pot in his garden, he has no idea what use it can be. On his way home, Mr. Haktak decides to carry his coin purse in the mysterious pot. But when Mrs. Haktak’s hairpin accidentally slips into the pot and she reaches in to retrieve it, the magic of the pot is revealed. Not only are there two hairpins inside, but there are also two purses!

Ten Times Better

Author: Richard Michelson
Publisher: Cavendish Children's Books
ISBN: 076145070X
Release Date: 2000
Genre: Juvenile Nonfiction

Ten Times Better is a Marshall Cavendish publication.

Sea squares

Author: Joy N. Hulme
ISBN: 0439272793
Release Date: 2001
Genre: Mathematics

Rhyming text and illustrations of such sea animals as whale, gulls, clown fish, and seal provide opportunities to practice counting and squaring numbers from one to ten.

The Five Chinese Brothers

Author: Claire Huchet Bishop
Publisher: Perfection Learning
ISBN: 081247628X
Release Date: 1996-06-01
Genre: Juvenile Fiction

Five brothers who look just alike outwit the executioner by using their extraordinary individual qualities.