This timeless story tells how a local Indian girl outsmarts a greedy Raja in order to return rice grains to a starving village. The bright illustrations, done in the traditional style of Indian paintings, are the perfect compliment to the story. This book is a fun way to help kids visualize how numbers can grow exponentially.
Demi was born in Cambridge, Massachusetts on September 2, 1942. She studied art at the Rhode Island School of Design, Los Angeles' Immaculate Heart College, and in India at the University of Baroda. She has created over 130 books for children, including biographies, folktales, and board books.