Anno's Mysterious Multiplying Jar

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Penguin Putnam Books for Young Readers, 1999 - Juvenile Nonfiction - 48 pages
3 Reviews
"Superbly demonstrating the conception of factorials in mathematics, the text and pictures combine to present a lesson in a palatable form as well as the pleasure of looking at pictures that only Mitsumasa Anno could invent." ? Publishers Weekly "The book moves logically and elegantly from the concrete to the abstract. Once made clear, the concept is unforgettable, but the book entices the reader to return for further appreciation of the artistry with which it was designed." ? The Horn Book "If you want a book that does a good selling job on the factorial concept, this one works." ? School Library Journal

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User Review  - amartino1208 - LibraryThing

This book attempts to explain factorials to students with a magically jar that has a world in it. The world breaks into multiple different scenarios where the number of objects get larger. I find the ... Read full review

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User Review  - kgeorge - LibraryThing

This story begin with 1 jar and then when we look inside this jar we find 2 countries each with 3 mountains with 4 walled kingdoms, 5 villages, 6 houses, 7 rooms, 8 shelves, with 9 boxes and 10 jars ... Read full review

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Mitsumasa Anno was awarded the Hans Christian Andersen Medal, the highest honor attainable in the field of children's book illustration in 1984. His original art will be displayed at the gallery opening of The Eric Carle Museum of Picture Book Art in Northhampton, MA. Mr. Anno lives in Japan.

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