Saturday, October 10, 2015

31 Days of Book Detectives ~ Day 10: One Grain of Rice

Book Detectives ~ One Grain of Rice @ Mt. Hope Chronicles

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One Grain of Rice: A Mathematical Folktale by Demi blends math and literature in a story from India. [Similar tales can be found in other cultures such as China, retold in A Grain of Rice by Helena Clare Pittman, just as many cultures have their own version of Cinderella.]

Purchase a bag of rice so that kids can see for themselves how quickly one grain of rice grows when doubled each time!

Crime Scene [Setting]


Asia, India

Province, village, rice farms

Palace, royal storehouses

Could be real world


A long time ago

Suspects [Characters]


Raja—man, ruler, rich with lots of elephants, greedy, selfish, thought he was wise and fair, ended up keeping his promise to girl

Rani—village girl, nice, clever, generous [the name means “queen” in India]

Villagers—poor, hungry

31 Days of Book Detectives ~ One Grain of Rice @ Mt. Hope Chronicles

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