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The Dot and the Line: A Romance in Lower Mathemetics

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ISBN13: 9781587170669
ISBN10: 1587170663
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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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Copper, January 12, 2010 (view all comments by Copper)
I have been in love with this story ever since I first saw the cartoon when I was young. I was extremely thrilled when I found out that it was also a book.

I have read this story to generations of children of all ages, and I have given many many copies of the book as 'a special something' to friends and family. I once gave a copy to a friendly stranger on a plane who was taking her first flight ever (at age 77) so she could see her 'brand new' great grandchild; and another copy was given to the police chief when my car broke down in his lovely small town.

I have never known anyone who didn't fall in love with this story. Smiles start to form when they hear or read the opening lines. Everyone loves it.

It is a universal story. Timeless. It always makes me feel good when I read it, and especially when I can share it with someone for their first time.

Thank you so much, Mr. Juster, for sharing this wonderful tale with the world.
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nehnie, December 2, 2006 (view all comments by nehnie)
I've been familure with The Dot and The Line for over 20 years and I haven't gotten tired of it yet. I'm somewhat of a storyteller and have read this book in front of a huge range of audiences -- 300 college freshman, 20 first graders and 60 fellow employees -- all of them found it funny, facinating and worthy. I've given copies away as wedding gifts and birthday presents. I couldn't give it a higher recommendation.
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Product Details

ISBN:
9781587170669
Author:
Juster, Norton
Publisher:
Chronicle Books (CA)
Author:
Chronicle Books
Author:
Juster, N.
Location:
New York
Subject:
General
Subject:
Fiction
Subject:
Mathematics
Subject:
Love
Subject:
Self-realization
Subject:
Humorous fiction
Subject:
Juvenile
Subject:
Line
Subject:
Dots
Subject:
Literature-A to Z
Subject:
General Fiction
Copyright:
Edition Description:
Picture book
Series Volume:
no. 1494.
Publication Date:
20001231
Binding:
HARDCOVER
Grade Level:
from P up to 7
Language:
English
Illustrations:
Yes
Pages:
80
Dimensions:
6.58x5.54x.47 in. .39 lbs.
Age Level:
up to 12

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