The King's Chessboard
Publisher: Puffin BooksFormat: Paperback
When the wise man refuses to accept a reward for his service to the king, the king insists and so the wise man asks for a payment of rice for each square of the king's chessboard—the amount to be doubled each day. Soon the royal granaries are almost empty—will the proud king concede that he has been outwitted? A Notable Children's Trade Book in the Field of Social Studies and Outstanding Science Trade Book for Children. Full-color illustrations.
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