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The Resource The boy who loved math : the improbable life of Paul Erdos, by Deborah Heiligman ; pictures by LeUyen Pham

The boy who loved math : the improbable life of Paul Erdos, by Deborah Heiligman ; pictures by LeUyen Pham

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The boy who loved math : the improbable life of Paul Erdos
Title
The boy who loved math
Title remainder
the improbable life of Paul Erdos
Statement of responsibility
by Deborah Heiligman ; pictures by LeUyen Pham
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Language
eng
Summary
Growing up in Hungary during WWI, Erdos tried school but chafed at the rules and convinced his mother that he should study at home. He was fascinated by numbers from an early age, and by the time he was 20, he was known as The Magician from Budapest. Unable to do common tasks such as cooking, laundry, or driving, he spent his adult life flying around the world, staying with other mathematicians, and working collaboratively on challenging math problems
Summary
An introduction to the unconventional life of the eminent mathematician describes the phenomenal math talents he demonstrated from an early age while revealing how he was often stymied by everyday tasks
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Illustration
Award
  • ALA Notable Children's Book, 2014
  • Booklist Editors' Choice: Books for Youth, 2013
Awards note
  • Young Hoosier Book 4-6 Award nominee, 2015-2016
  • Young Hoosier Book Intermediate Award nominee, 2015-2016
Biography type
individual biography
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10188388
Cataloging source
DLC
Dewey number
  • 510.92
  • B
Illustrations
illustrations
Index
no index present
Intended audience
  • 550
  • AD 550
Intended audience source
  • Lexile
  • Lexile
LC call number
QA29.E68
LC item number
H45 2013
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550
Literary form
non fiction
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  • 3
  • 6
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True
Target audience
juvenile
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the improbable life of Paul Erdos
Label
The boy who loved math : the improbable life of Paul Erdos, by Deborah Heiligman ; pictures by LeUyen Pham
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Audience 3-8
Carrier category
volume
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Control code
20072941
Dimensions
26 cm
Edition
First Edition.
Extent
37 pages
Isbn
9781596433076
Isbn Type
(hardcover)
Lccn
2012029744
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Other physical details
color illustrations
System control number
  • (OCoLC)ocn809365646
  • (OCoLC)809365646
Label
The boy who loved math : the improbable life of Paul Erdos, by Deborah Heiligman ; pictures by LeUyen Pham
Publication
Copyright
Note
Audience 3-8
Carrier category
volume
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Control code
20072941
Dimensions
26 cm
Edition
First Edition.
Extent
37 pages
Isbn
9781596433076
Isbn Type
(hardcover)
Lccn
2012029744
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Other physical details
color illustrations
System control number
  • (OCoLC)ocn809365646
  • (OCoLC)809365646

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