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The Dot and the Line: A Romance in Lower Mathematics [Hardcover]

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Item Specifications...

Pages   80
Est. Packaging Dimensions:   Length: 6.58" Width: 5.54" Height: 0.47"
Weight:   0.4 lbs.
Binding  Hardcover
Release Date   Dec 1, 2000
Publisher   Chronicle Books
Age  8-12
ISBN  1587170663  
EAN  9781587170669  
UPC  765145117517  

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Item Description...
First published in 1963, a mathematically oriented romantic fable follows an eternal love triangle, in this case a straight line who is hopelessly in love with a dot who in turn loves a squiggle. By the author of The Phantom Tollbooth.

Publishers Description
Once upon a time there was a sensible straight line who was hopelessly in love with a beautiful dot. But the dot, though perfect in every way, only had eyes for a wild and unkempt squiggle. All of the line's romantic dreams were in vain, until he discovered . . . angles Now, with newfound self-expression, he can be anything he wants to be--a square, a triangle, a parallelogram. . . . And that's just the beginning First published in 1963 and made into an Academy Award-winning animated short film, here is a supremely witty love story with a twist that reveals profound truths about relationships--both human and mathematical--sure to tickle lovers of all ages.

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Chris Raschka received a Caldecott Medal for "The Hello, Goodbye Window" and a Caldecott Honor for "Yo! Yes?" He has written and/or illustrated numerous books for children, among them three by bell hooks. He lives with his wife and son in New York City.

Norton Juster currently resides in Amherst, in the state of Massachusetts. Norton Juster was born in 1929.

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40 Years Later & it just as good.  Nov 11, 2008
My freshman calculus teacher read this to her class ~40 years ago, and I LOVED it. It helped me understand that math isn't the boring exercise that so many think it is. Recently I had the pleasure of re-reading this delightful story and found it every bit as wonderful as I had 40 years ago. I have been reading it to young grandchildren lest they become squiggly lines instead of seeing the benefits of being straight ones. This book is a timeless classic that should be read widely by all ages.
A gem that can be enjoyed by everyone from young children to sophisticated mathematicians  Oct 26, 2008
There really isn't much math in this book, but then the book is for young children, so that is not a valid criticism. It is a book about a male straight line that is in love with a female point that prefers a chaotic meandering line. He is distraught at his unrequited love and his straight line friends try to cheer him up. They tell him things like: "She lacks depth", "They all look alike anyway." This does not help, his response is, "She is perfect any way I look at her."
Many illustrations are included to further the "point." My favorite is the illustration that has the point in question on a pedestal with the inscription, "Ultimum punctum", Latin for "Ultimate point." After an enormous effort, the straight line manages to bend himself into angles and suddenly he is capable of making precise geometric shapes. This thoroughly impresses the point and she joins forces with him to make an exclamation point. The story closes with the moral, "To the vector belong the spoils."
Given the complexity of the mathematical satire, this is a book that can be enjoyed by everyone from children to sophisticated mathematicians. this lists it as a book for the ages 4-8, but that is much too simple way to look at this gem.

Published in Journal of Recreational Mathematics, reprinted with permission
Short and sweet  Jun 5, 2008
This is a sweet little book that will appeal to the engineers and scientists among us. You, too, can change! Or, Love conquers all! The illustrations are fun, and the writing intelligent and clever.

Sweetest gift I was ever given  Jan 5, 2007
I was given this book as a teenager, and never forgot it. I used to ask other people if they knew about it, but few seemed to have ever heard of it. I am an artist, and in spite of the use of 'math' in the title, thought this book was about art.
I missed ALL the math info and puns. (It was interesting reading the reviews of the math and science readers.) I can only tell you that the cleaver drawings tell stories that are universal. They work as well for art and life as they seem to work for math.
I have now given this book to many people. Every one of them has thanked me.
This is my favorite gift to give away for Valentine's day.
Great, believe it or not, for high school kids  Sep 16, 2006
Norton Juster wove more than puns and visual gags into this short book. Not to take an ounce away from those fantastic double entendres ("drawn and on edge").

There are references to social commentary "they all look the same anyhow," "freedom is not a license for anarchy," "why don't you find a nice line and settle down." There is amazing (for kids) vocabulary: quintessence, vector, potent, paralleliped. If you want to go there, there is also out of date vocabulary "Oh, what a head!" This book is rich.

Most of my high school math classes read "The Dot and the Line" at some point during the year, often as a read-aloud before a holiday. We find the puns, I explain the jokes, we discuss (briefly the social commentary), someone looks up the hard words, and they read a little boy-girl love story. It's the best kind of learning, the kind that happens when they think they are having fun!

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