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Bibliographic Detail
Publisher Metropolitan Books
Publication date October 1, 1998
Pages 260
Binding Hardcover
Book category Juvenile Fiction
ISBN-13 9780805057706
ISBN-10 0805057706
Dimensions 1 by 6.75 by 10 in.
Weight 1.65 lbs.
Availability§ Out of Print
Original list price $30.00
Other format details juvenile
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Summaries and Reviews
Summary
A fascinating fantasy exploring the world of mathematics recounts how math-hater Robert has twelve dreams in which a Number Devil demonstrates the delights of such mathematical concepts as prime and Fibonacci numbers, delving ever deeper into mathematical theory. 15,000 first printing.
Amazon.com description: Product Description:
The international best-seller that makes mathematics a thrilling exploration.

In twelve dreams, Robert, a boy who hates math, meets a Number Devil, who leads him to discover the amazing world of numbers: infinite numbers, prime numbers, Fibonacci numbers, numbers that magically appear in triangles, and numbers that expand without . As we dream with him, we are taken further and further into mathematical theory, where ideas eventually take flight, until everyone-from those who fumble over fractions to those who solve complex equations in their heads-winds up marveling at what numbers can do.

Hans Magnus Enzensberger is a true polymath, the kind of superb intellectual who loves thinking and marshals all of his charm and wit to share his passions with the world. In The Number Devil, he brings together the surreal logic of Alice in Wonderland and the existential geometry of Flatland with the kind of math everyone would love, if only they had a number devil to teach it to them.


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Hardcover
Book cover for 9780805057706
 
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from Metropolitan Books (October 1, 1998)
9780805057706 | details & prices | 260 pages | 6.75 × 10.00 × 1.00 in. | Rec. grade levels 4-6 | 1.65 lbs | List price $30.00
About: Annoyed with his math teacher who assigns word problems and won't let him use a calculator, twelve-year-old Robert finds help from the number devil in his dreams
Paperback
Book cover for 9781862078284
 
With Hans Magnus Enzensberger | New edition from Granta Books (January 2, 2006)
9781862078284 | details & prices | 264 pages | 5.25 × 8.25 × 0.75 in. | 0.75 lbs | List price $15.00
This edition also contains The Number Devil: A Mathematical Adventure, The Number Devil: A Mathematical Adventure
About: Twelve-year old Robert hates his maths teacher, who sets his class boring problems.
With Hans Magnus Enzensberger, Michael Henry Heim | from Henry Holt & Co (May 1, 2000)
9789990039634 | details & prices | 5.75 × 9.75 × 1.00 in. | 1.15 lbs | List price $0.02
This edition also contains The Number Devil: A Mathematical Adventure
Reinforced
Book cover for 9780606253352
 
With Hans Magnus Enzensberger | from Demco Media (December 1, 2000); titled "Number Devil: A Mathematical Adventure"
9780606253352 | details & prices | 5.50 × 9.25 × 0.75 in. | Rec. grade levels 4-6 | 1.40 lbs | List price $28.91
This edition also contains The Number Devil: A Mathematical Adventure
About: Annoyed with his math teacher who assigns word problems and won't let him use a calculator, twelve-year-old Robert finds help from the number devil in his dreams.
Prebinding
Book cover for 9781435266124
 
With Hans Magnus Enzensberger, Michael Henry Heim | Reprint edition from Paw Prints (April 25, 2008)
9781435266124 | details & prices | 262 pages | 6.00 × 9.50 × 1.00 in. | Rec. grade levels 4-6 | 1.30 lbs | List price $28.00
This edition also contains The Number Devil: A Mathematical Adventure
About: The international best-seller that makes mathematics a thrilling exploration.

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