The boy who loved math : the improbable life of Paul Erdős (Book, 2013) [WorldCat.org]
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The boy who loved math : the improbable life of Paul Erdős

Author: Deborah Heiligman; LeUyen Pham
Publisher: New York : Roaring Brook Press, 2013.
Series: MSU Children's & YA Literature Collection.
Edition/Format:   Print book : Biography : Juvenile audience : English : 1st edView all editions and formats
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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  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Biography
Biographies
Juvenile works
Juvenile literature
Biography Juvenile literature
Biographies Ouvrages pour la jeunesse
Ouvrages pour la jeunesse
Named Person: Paul Erdős; Paul Erdős
Material Type: Biography, Juvenile audience
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Deborah Heiligman; LeUyen Pham
ISBN: 9781596433076 1596433078
OCLC Number: 931748256
Awards: A Junior Library Guild Selection.
Target Audience: Ages 3-8.
Description: 41 unnumbered pages : color illustrations, color map ; 26 cm
Series Title: MSU Children's & YA Literature Collection.
Other Titles: Improbable life of Paul Erdős
Responsibility: by Deborah Heiligman ; pictures by LeUyen Pham.

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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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