The boy who loved math : the improbable life of Paul Erdős

Heiligman, Deborah, author.

New York : Roaring Brook Press, 2013.

37 pages : color illustrations ; 26 cm.

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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.

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ISBN:

978-1-59643-307-6 (hardback)

ISBN:

978-1-59643-307-6 (hardback)

Author:

Heiligman, Deborah, author.

Title:

The boy who loved math : the improbable life of Paul Erdős / by Deborah Heiligman ; pictures by LeUyen Pham.

VaryingTitle:

Improbable life of Paul Erdős.

Edition:

First edition.

Physical:

37 pages : color illustrations ; 26 cm.

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text rdacontent.

MediaType:

unmediated rdamedia.

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volume rdacarrier.

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.

Target Audience:

3-8.

Awards Note:

ALSC Notable Children's Book, 2014.

Subject:

Erdős, Paul,--1913-1996--Juvenile literature.

Subject:

Mathematicians--Hungary--Biography--Juvenile literature.

AE:PersName:

Pham, LeUyen, illustrator.

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