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Book Title: Millions, Billions, & Trillions|
The author of the book: David A. Adler
Edition: Holiday House
Date of issue: January 1st 2013
ISBN 13: 9780823424030
Format files: PDF
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With examples that make huge numbers easier for youngsters to understand, this text highlights hard-to-imagine numbers such as a million, a billion, and a trillion. The illustrations show exactly how many zeros are needed for the numbers as well as visual representations of them. Readers can think about trying to count to a million, which would take more than eleven days or consider how many pizzas a million dollars could buy--enough to pay for two pizzas every day for at least 68 years. (Although I like this example, it's also kind of confusing since the text refers to the cost of pizza slices so how many slices are in one pizza?)Curious readers will be fascinated to note that it is physically impossible to count to a trillion during one lifetime. I also like the author's recognition that these big numbers matter, given that our government spends trillions of dollars each year. A good text, but teachers may need to be ready with some additional explanations.
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Read information about the authorAdler was born in New York City, New York. He graduated from Queens College in 1968 with a bachelor's degree in economics and education. For the next nine years, he worked as a mathematics teacher for the New York City Board of Education, while taking classes towards a master's degree in marketing, a degree he was awarded by New York University in 1971. In that same year, a question from his then-three-year-old nephew inspired Adler to write his first story, A Little at a Time, subsequently published by Random House in 1976. Adler's next project, a series of math books, drew on his experience as a math teacher. In 1977, he created his most famous character, Cam Jansen, originally featured in Cam Jansen and the Mystery of the Stolen Diamonds, which was published that year.
Adler married psychologist Renee Hamada in 1973, and their first child, Michael, was born in 1977. By that time Adler had taken a break from teaching and, while his wife continued her work, he stayed home, took care of Michael, and began a full-time writing career.
Adler's son, Michael S. Adler, is now the co-author of several books with his father, including A Picture Book of Sam Adams, A Picture Book of John Hancock, and A Picture Book of James and Dolly Madison. Another son, Edward, was the inspiration for Adler's Andy Russell series, with the events described in the series loosely based on adventures the Adler family had with Edward's enthusiasm and his pets.
As of November 2008, Adler has three sons and two grandsons. He lives in Woodmere, New York.
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