The Boy Who Loved Math

By Deborah Heiligman, illustrated by LeUyen Pham
Year published: 2015

Roaring Brook Press

The Improbable Life of Paul Erdős

Honor - K-2 - The Boy Who Loved Math - web 72 dpi 300 pxPaul Erdős never followed the usual path. At the age of four, he could ask you when you were born and then calculate the number of seconds you had been alive in his head. But he didn’t learn to butter his own bread until he turned twenty. Instead, he traveled around the world, from one mathematician to the next, collaborating on an astonishing number of publications. With a simple, lyrical text and richly layered illustrations, this is a beautiful introduction to the world of math and a fascinating look at the unique character traits that made “Uncle Paul” a great man.

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