One Grain of Rice

Author: Demi
Publisher:
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 Greatest Power

Author: Demi
Publisher: Simon and Schuster
ISBN: 9780689845031
Release Date: 2004-03-01
Genre: Juvenile Nonfiction

Long ago, a Chinese boy-emperor named Ping challenges the children of his kingdom to show him the greatest power in the world, and all are surprised at what is discovered.

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."

Firebird

Author: Demi
Publisher: Macmillan
ISBN: 0805078118
Release Date: 2005-05-01
Genre: Juvenile Fiction

With the aid of his magical horse, Ptitsa, a young archer fulfills the increasingly difficult requests of Tsar Ivan and wins the hand of Princess Vassilissa.

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 Rajah s Rice

Author:
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.

How Hungry are You

Author: Donna Jo Napoli
Publisher: Simon and Schuster
ISBN: 9780689833892
Release Date: 2001
Genre: Juvenile Fiction

An ever-increasing group of animals go on a picnic, finding a way to divide the food that they all have contributed.

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.

Anno s Mysterious Multiplying Jar

Author: Masaichiro Anno
Publisher: Turtleback
ISBN: 0606168524
Release Date: 1999-01
Genre: Juvenile Nonfiction

For use in schools and libraries only. Simple text and pictures introduce the mathematical concept of factorials.

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.

Mathematical Modelling with Case Studies

Author: B. Barnes
Publisher: CRC Press
ISBN: 9781482247756
Release Date: 2014-12-15
Genre: Mathematics

Mathematical Modelling with Case Studies: Using MapleTM and MATLAB®, Third Edition provides students with hands-on modelling skills for a wide variety of problems involving differential equations that describe rates of change. While the book focuses on growth and decay processes, interacting populations, and heating/cooling problems, the mathematical techniques presented can be applied to many other areas. The text carefully details the process of constructing a model, including the conversion of a seemingly complex problem into a much simpler one. It uses flow diagrams and word equations to aid in the model-building process and to develop the mathematical equations. Employing theoretical, graphical, and computational tools, the authors analyze the behavior of the models under changing conditions. The authors often examine a model numerically before solving it analytically. They also discuss the validation of the models and suggest extensions to the models with an emphasis on recognizing the strengths and limitations of each model. The highly recommended second edition was praised for its lucid writing style and numerous real-world examples. With updated MapleTM and MATLAB® code as well as new case studies and exercises, this third edition continues to give students a clear, practical understanding of the development and interpretation of mathematical models.

The Fantastic Adventures of Krishna

Author: Demi
Publisher: World Wisdom, Inc
ISBN: 9781937786052
Release Date: 2013
Genre: Juvenile Nonfiction

The Fantastic Adventures of Krishna tells the enchanting tale of the child Krishna, who is sent by the God Vishnu to aid humanity. Hidden amongst the poor cowherds, Krishna uses his miraculous powers to fight an evil demon king who has overthrown the peaceful kingdom of Mathura. The story of Krishna, dating to the 8th century BCE, and forming an integral part of Hinduism, is beautifully brought to life by award-winning author and illustrator, Demi.

The Little Brown Jay

Author: Elizabeth Claire
Publisher: Mondo Pub
ISBN: 1879531232
Release Date: 1994
Genre: Juvenile Nonfiction

A retelling of a traditional Indian tale in which a little bird helps the beautiful Princess Maya through a selfless act of love.