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Warlord's Beads, The Hardcover – Picture Book, 30 September 2001

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"Debon's distinctive artwork adds to the fairy tale feeling of this story."
--Children's Literature

"Debon evocatively depicts court dress and decorative details . . . capped with a diagram for a modern version of Chuan's counting frame made of cardboard, pipe cleaners, and o-shaped breakfast cereal"
--Kirkus Reviews

"With or without the math lesson, a good picture book for reading aloud."

"Helpful to children learning how to count, add, and subtract and is a good choice for most collections."
--School Library Journal

"Virginia Walton Pilegard's The Warlord's Puzzle explained the origins of the tangram. Now, detailing a boy's attempts to count the warlord's treasure, she investigates another mathematical invention, the abacus . . ."
--Publishers Weekly

"Children will not be disappointed in this sequel to the award-winning The Warlord's Puzzle."
--JoAnn Lum, Hipfish Magazine

Shining bronze coins, elegant jade statues, valuable jewels, and spices of all kinds found their way into the counting room for Father to inventory, but with almost constant interruptions, he keeps losing his place! When the totals begin to vary, the warlord suspects Father is a thief. Clever son Chuan knows better and devises a simple way to quickly and accurately count all the treasure the warlord gathers.

About the Author

Virginia Walton Pilegard wrote The Warlord's Puzzle as part of a teaching unit that uses informal geometry to strengthen students' visual learning abilities. Mrs. Pilegard studied elementary mathematics and completed both a B.A. and M.A. in Education. She then went on to teach elementary grades and in juvenile correction schools.

Nicolas Debon is a freelance illustrator in Versailles, France. In addition to his illustrations for the Warlordís Series, he is also the author/illustrator of several other books, including two Canadian Governor Generalís Literary Award finalists.

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  • Publisher ‏ : ‎ Pelican Publishing Company (30 September 2001)
  • Language ‏ : ‎ English
  • Hardcover ‏ : ‎ 32 pages
  • ISBN-10 ‏ : ‎ 1565548639
  • ISBN-13 ‏ : ‎ 978-1565548633
  • Reading age ‏ : ‎ 6 - 9 years
  • Dimensions ‏ : ‎ 22.1 x 1.02 x 28.19 cm
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