The King's Chessboard

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Penguin Books, 1993 - Juvenile Fiction - 32 pages
"Masterfully told."--School Library Journal

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

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User Review  - KiTiraShorter - LibraryThing

The main point of “The King’s Chessboard” is to show that you shouldn’t push someone into something they don’t want to do. The other main point is that you should never let your pride get in the way ... Read full review

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User Review  - Lakapp - LibraryThing

“The King’s Chessboard” written by David Birch is a wonderful children’s story which teaches a wonderful lesson about pride. In this story, the King of Deccan wanted to reward a wise man who had ... Read full review


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