The Boy Who Loved Math: The Improbable Life of Paul Erdös

by Deborah Heiligman

Illustrations by LeUyen Pham

As a boy, Paul Erdös could do rapid mental arithmetic but couldn’t butter his own bread. As an adult, he solved math problems with friends all over the world. Author’s note. Illustrator’s note. Full-color illustrations.

ISBN: 9781596433076

JLG Release: August 2013

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Biography Elementary

Grades 2-6


14 books / $17.05 a book

  • Book Details




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    Hardcover edition


    Roaring Brook

    Page Count


    Trim Size

    8" x 10"

    Dewey Classification

    510.92 B

    Accelerated Reader

    Level: 3.4, Points: 0.5


    Level: AD550L

    Awards & Honors

    Booklist 2013 Lasting Connections, Mathematics; Kirkus Reviews Best Children’s Books of 2013; Booklist 2013 Top 10 Books for Youth, Science & Health; Booklist Editor’s Choice: Books for Youth, 2013, Nonfiction; 2014 Cook Prize Winner; 2014 NCTE Orbis Pictus Award Honor Book; 2013 Cybils Awards, Nonfiction: Elementary and Middle Grade, Finalist; 2016 Mathical Honor Book, Grades K-2



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