The King's Chessboard

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Penguin Books, 1993 - Juvenile Fiction - 32 pages
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When the wise man refuses to accept a reward for his service to the king, the king insists and so the wise man asks for a payment of rice for each square of the king's chessboard--the amount to be doubled each day. Soon the royal granaries are almost empty--will the proud king concede that he has been outwitted? A Notable Children's Trade Book in the Field of Social Studies and Outstanding Science Trade Book for Children. Full-color illustrations.

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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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