Based on a mathematical riddle, this Persian legend explores the Indian origins of a game of battlefield strategy similar to today's chess. Inspired by his grandfather's many army stories, young Mohan creates a battle game where no lives will be lost. Readers will be mesmerized as the mathematical puzzle unfolds. The results are sure to surprise even the most thoughtful ones. Full color.
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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.