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The number devil : a mathematical adventure
Hans Magnus Enzensberger ; illustrated by Rotraut Susanne Berner ; translated by Michael Henry Heim.
New York : Metropolitan Books, , c1998.
262 p. : col. ill. ; 24 cm.
Originally published: New York : Henry Holt, 1998. Includes index. Annoyed with his math teacher who assigns word problems and won't let him use a calculator, twelve-year-old Robert finds help from the number devil in his dreams. 4-6
Publishers Weekly (Publishers Weekly) In a starred review, PW noted that "exceptionally handsome four-color illustrations and vignettes deepen the magic of this mathematically minded fantasy. For certain kinds of readers--chess players, puzzle enthusiasts--this will be a favorite." Ages 11-up. (May)