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The Boy Who Loved Math: The Improbable Life of Paul Erdos Most people think of mathematicians as solitary, working away in isolation And, it s true, many of them do But Paul Erdos 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 A Kirkus Reviews Best Book ofA New York Times Book Review Notable Children s Book of

  • Kindle
  • The Boy Who Loved Math: The Improbable Life of Paul Erdos
  • Deborah Heiligman
  • English
  • 10 October 2019
  • 1596433078

About the Author: Deborah Heiligman

Deborah Heiligman is the author of 31 books for children and teens Her most recent book is VINCENT AND THEO THE VAN GOGH BROTHERS It has received six starred reviews and is the winner of the Boston Globe Horn Book Award for Nonfiction Her other recent books include THE BOY WHO LOVED MATH THE IMPROBABLE LIFE OF PAUL ERDOS and SNOW DOG, GO DOG CHARLES AND EMMA The Darwins Leap of Faith was a National Book Award Finalist, A Printz Honor, the YALSA Excellence in Nonfiction winner, and a finalist for the LA Times Book Prize INTENTIONS, a YA novel, is an exploration of betrayal, love, faith, and the time in a kid s life when the black and white of childhood becomes the gray of adulthood It s got religion, sex, drugs, and rock n roll Also, it s funny It was the recipient of the Sydney Taylor Award for Teen Readers Please see this article and forinformation and lives in New York City with her husband Her sons drop by frequently She and her husband have a Cairn terrier named Ketzie.