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    The Number Devil: A Mathematical Adventure (Paperback) By (author) Hans Magnus Enzensberger, Translated by Michael Henry Heim

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    DescriptionTwelve-year-old Robert hates his maths teacher. He sets his class boring problems and won't let them use their calculators. Then in his dreams Robert meets the Number Devil who brings the subject magically to life, illustrating with wit and charm a world in which numbers can amaze and fascinate, where maths is nothing like the dreary, difficult process that so many of us dread. "The Number Devil" knows how to make maths devilishly simple.


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    Title
    The Number Devil
    Subtitle
    A Mathematical Adventure
    Authors and contributors
    By (author) Hans Magnus Enzensberger, Translated by Michael Henry Heim
    Physical properties
    Format: Paperback
    Number of pages: 264
    Width: 144 mm
    Height: 220 mm
    Thickness: 17 mm
    Weight: 380 g
    Language
    English
    ISBN
    ISBN 13: 9781847080530
    ISBN 10: 1847080537
    Classifications

    Nielsen BookScan Product Class 3: Y2.1
    BIC E4L: GEN
    BIC subject category V2: YFB
    BIC E4L: F11+
    Warengruppen-Systematik des deutschen Buchhandels: 22500
    BIC children’s book marketing category: E3N79
    DC22: 833.914
    BISAC V2.8: JUV036000
    Thema V1.0: YFB
    Illustrations note
    colour illustrations
    Publisher
    GRANTA BOOKS
    Imprint name
    GRANTA BOOKS
    Publication date
    01 September 2008
    Publication City/Country
    London
    Author Information
    Hans Magnus Enzensberger is one of Germany's greatest living writers. He lives in Munich.
    Review quote
    "* 'Enzensberger has made Pythagoras the new Harry Potter...explaining mathematical concepts in a clear and highly original way' Sunday Business Post * 'Hopefully, Mr Enzensberger's enterprising and imaginative book will play its part in rescuing some of Britain's children from a lifetime phobia of maths' Daily Mail * 'Children old enough to have encountered fractions and square roots will be fascinated by this book, as will their parents' Sunday Times * 'More attractive than a textbook, an adult and child could work through this together' Irish Times"