Book Reviews of Dot and the Line : Romance in Lower Mathematics

Dot and the Line : Romance in Lower Mathematics
Dot and the Line Romance in Lower Mathematics
Author: Norton Juster
ISBN-13: 9780394733524
ISBN-10: 0394733525
Publication Date: 2/12/1977
Pages: 1
Rating:
  • Currently 4.3/5 Stars.
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4.3 stars, based on 8 ratings
Publisher: Random House
Book Type: Paperback
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As far as I know, this os the only other childrens book by Norton Juster other than our family favorite 'The Phantom Toll Booth.' It's very very short and sweet and a fine intro to fundamental mathematics that's a mix of mostly art and Juster's purple prose. This book is a rare keeper!
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A very memorable fable - which, as a good fable should, reflects life nicely.
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This is a cute book with mathematical puns about a straight line who falls in love with a dot.
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The anguished story of a straight line who falls in love with a dot and how they live together, or can they? 3 people who know I love math have given me this book, so I'm keeping one!
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The Dot and the Line is a classic in our family! Astonishingly clever and delightfully illustrated, it is a winner on many levels. Our young children giggled over the love-sick line's efforts to win the dot away from the silly squiggle. Simultaneously, the young adults were intrigued by the advanced vocabulary and the line's mixing of math and lover's logic. Finally, the seasoned reader might notice embedded questions about creativity, self-deception, peer-pressure, and whether living "reasonably" "happily ever after" might be an perfect ending after all.