One Grain of Rice: A Mathematical Folktale
Author: Demi
For Early Years/KS1
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One Grain of Rice: A Mathematical  Folktale This remarkable book delivers its humane message in the form of a mathematical folktale told in a series of tableaux with the exquisite style and brilliant colours of Indian miniature paintings. A village girl, Rani, teaches a greedy Raja a lesson, when she is rewarded for saving some of the rice he has diverted for his own use despite a local famine. He readily grants her request for the gift of one grain of rice, the amount to be doubled every day for 30 days. The surprising outcome of Rani's clever calculation is mirrored in the fold-out pages required to illustrate the scale of her success in accumulating sufficient rice to feed the hungry people and end the famine in her land.