Book Reviews of A Grain of Rice

A Grain of Rice
A Grain of Rice
Author: Helena Clare Pittman
PBS Market Price: $6.59 or $2.69+1 credit
ISBN-13: 9780440413011
ISBN-10: 044041301X
Publication Date: 12/26/1995
Pages: 80
Reading Level: Ages 9-12
  • Currently 4.7/5 Stars.

4.7 stars, based on 13 ratings
Publisher: Yearling
Book Type: Paperback
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Great story. Great lesson to be learnt!
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How can one tiny grain of rice lead to a world of happiness?
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When a humble farmer named Pong Lo asks for the hand of the Emperor's beautiful daughter, the Emperor is enraged. Who ever heard of a peasant marrying a princess? But Pong Lo is wiser than the Emperor knows. And when he concocts a potion that saves the Princess's life, the Emperor gladly offers him any reward he chooses...except the Princess.
Pong Lo makes a surprising request. He asks for a single grain of rice, doubled every day for one hundred days. The baffled Emperor obliges...only to discover that if you're as clever as Pong Lo, you can turn a single grain of rice into all the wealth and happiness in the world!
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The setting starts out at the palace of the Emperor of China in the 15th Century. Pong Lo, a farmer's son, employed as a worker is set out to prove that he could make as fine a prince that China ever saw! The farmer's son did asked the Emperor for his daughter's hand in marriage and was denied because he was only a farmer's son. However, the farmer's son was reward with something else. He requested a grain of rice... the Emperor laughed. The Pong Lo says if you wish, you can double the grain of rice for 100 days. During the end of 100 days, Pong Lo became a business man and was very wealthy and...

We left the ending out so that you can enjoy the read! This is an excellent read! My daughter enjoyed this book.