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

Heiligman, Deborah, (author.). Pham, LeUyen, (illustrator.).
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  • 67 of 68 copies available at Evergreen Indiana.

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0 current holds with 68 total copies.

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Adams PL Sys. - Decatur Branch E 921 ERDOS (Text) 34207001917575 Juv Non-Fiction Easy Available -
Adams PL Sys. - Decatur Branch E 921 ERDOS (Text) 34207001917583 Juv Non-Fiction Easy Available -
Akron Carnegie PL - Akron j510.92 HEI (Text) 75253000049881 Juvenile Non-fiction Available -
Alexandria-Monroe PL - Alexandria jB ERD (Text) 37521530645409 AMPL Juvenile Biography Available -
Batesville Mem. PL - Batesville 510.92 HEILIGMAN (Text) 34706001464546 Non-Fiction 500-599 Available -
Bloomfield Eastern Greene Co PL - Eastern Branch JUV 510 HEI (Text) 36804000230121 NONFIC-J Available -
Brookston Prairie Twp PL - Brookston J 510.92 HEI (Text) 38209000804461 Juvenile Non-Fiction Available -
Brownstown PL - Brownstown J 510.92 H466 (Text) 79361000083443 Juvenile Nonfiction Available -
Carnegie PL of Steuben Co - Angola JB ERDŐS (Text) 33118000159883 Children: Biography Available -
Centerville Center Twp PL - Centerville J 92 ERD (Text) 76895000275992 2nd Floor Children's Easy Available -
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Record details

  • ISBN: 9781596433076 (hardcover)
  • ISBN: 1596433078 (hardcover)
  • ISBN: 9780545703055
  • Physical Description: 37 pages : color illustrations ; 26 cm
  • Edition: First Edition.
  • Publisher: New York : Roaring Brook Press, [2013]

Content descriptions

General Note:
Audience 3-8.
Summary, etc.:
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 Note:
550 Lexile.
AD 550 Lexile.
Awards Note:
Young Hoosier Book 4-6 Award nominee, 2015-2016
Young Hoosier Book Intermediate Award nominee, 2015-2016
Subject: Erdős, Paul, 1913-1996 > Juvenile literature.
Mathematicians > Hungary > Biography > Juvenile literature.
Erdős, Paul, 1913-1996.
Mathematicians > Hungary > Biography.
Genre: Picture books for children.

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