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The Token Gift

by Hugh William McKibbon

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Yet another story about doubling amounts for each square of a chess board.
  raizel | May 13, 2010 |
This Persian story recalls the origin of the game we now call chess. Its original name was Chaturanga meaning four divisions, and was developed by a young Indian boy, Mohan who liked to play games and who was also a clever mathematician. Inspired by his Grandfathers’ stories of military conquest, he applied the idea of strategies to a game. Cameron’s luscious, deep, oil colors, infuse life into the illustrations; highly complimenting this story of wealth, intelligence and power.
If You Liked This, Try: The King’s Chessboard by David Birch, Do You Wanna Bet? Your Chance to Find Out About Probability by Jean Cushman, Grandfather Tang’s Story by Ann Tompert, Is a Blue Whale the Biggest Thing There Is? By Robert E. Wells, One Grain of Rice: A Mathematical Folktale by Demi. ( )
  avcr | Dec 15, 2007 |
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In ancient India, a young man named Mohan invents a game that will challenge players for centuries to come. After his fame has spread, he is summoned by the king and asked to name his own reward.

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