A Grain of Rice by Helena Clare Pittman
This is a fun folktale about the value of hard work and cleverness. A poor farmer sets out to win the hand of the Princess, but first he must first win the confidence of the emperor.
Using a clever math problem, Pong Lo convinces the emperor of China to award him the hand of his daughter. It's fun to see how a grain of rice, doubled each day (2 grains, 4 grains, 8 grains, etc.) for 100 days becomes a HUGE amount. Young readers will enjoy learning about the culture of ancient China in the context of a fun math problem.
This book is recommended in Illuminations and Sonlight Curriculum.
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