The King’s Chessboard
Author: David Birch
A great story for children learning mathematical concepts, The King’s Chessboard tells the story of a wise man who refuses the king’s reward for completing a favor. When the king insists the man accept a reward, the man proposes a deal: He will take a payment of rice equal to each square on the king’s chessboard—doubling the amount he receives with each day. This quickly empties out the royal coffers. . . .
A Notable Children’s Trade Book in the Field of Social Studies and Outstanding Science Trade Book for Children
32 pages (Soft Cover)
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