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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, [2000], 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.

Best Books:

Core Collection: Math in Fiction, 2007 ; Booklist; United States
Senior High School Library Catalog, Sixteenth Edition, 2002 ; H.W. Wilson; United States

Reading Measurement Programs:

Accelerated Reader" "
Interest Level Middle Grade" "
Book Level 4.4" "
Accelerated Reader Points 4" "" "

Lexile, MetaMetrics, Inc.
Lexile Measure 580

Reading Counts-Scholastic
Interest Level 6-8
Reading Level 5
Title Point Value 9
Lexile Measure 580


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)


Mathematics Fiction.
Numbers, Natural Fiction.
Dreams Fiction.
LanguageCall NumberLCCNDewey DecimalISBN/ISSN
English (eng) PZ7.E72455 Nu 2000
bl 00009875 [Fic]
0805062998 (pbk.)
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