Long ago in India, there lived a raja who believed he was wise and fair. But every year, he kept nearly all the people’s rice for himself. Then when famine came, the raja refused to share the rice, and the people went hungry.
A village girl named Rani devises a clever plan. She does a good deed for the raja, and in return he lets her choose her reward. Rani asks for just one grain of rice, doubled every day for thirty days. Through the surprising power of doubling, one grain of rice grows into more than one billion grains of rice – and Rani teaches the raja a lesson about what it truly means to be wise and fair.
Demi’s exquisitely detailed art, inspired by traditional Indian miniature paintings, combine with her simple retelling to convey the heart and wisdom of this satisfying mathematical folktale.
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