"No question--a large fraction of parents and teachers will be reaching for this" entertaining math adventure that introduces simplified and reduced fractions with intrigue and humor (Kirkus) When a valuable fraction goes missing, George Cornelius Factor (a.k.a. GCF) vows to track it down. Knowing that the villainous Dr. Brok likes to disguise his ill-gotten fractions, G.C.F. invents a Reducer--half ray gun, half calculator-- that strips away the disguise, reducing the fraction to its lowest common denominator and revealing its true form. With the Reducer in hand, George seeks out Dr. Brok in hopes of retrieving the missing fraction. Equal parts action and humor add up to a wholly entertaining introduction to simplifying fractions. David Clark's illustrations are packed with humorous details as well as clearly defined fractions and their corresponding reduction equations.
Author: Edward Einhorn Publisher: Charlesbridge Publishing Published: 03/25/2014 Pages: 32 Binding Type: Paperback Weight: 0.35lbs Size: 9.30h x 8.30w x 0.20d ISBN: 9781570917745 Audience: Ages 9-12
Accelerated Reader: Reading Level: 4.3 Point Value: 0.5 Interest Level: Lower Grade Quiz #/Name: 166760 / Fractions in Disguise: A Math Adventure
Review Citation(s): Publishers Weekly 12/23/2013 pg. 54 Booklist 02/01/2014 pg. 52 Kirkus Reviews 02/15/2014 pg. 95 School Library Journal 03/01/2014 pg. 172 Hornbook Guide to Children 07/01/2014 - Recommended, Satisfactory
About the Author Edward Einhorn is the author of A Very Improbable Story: A Math Adventure, as well as two Wizard of Oz sequels, The Living House of Oz and Paradox in Oz (Hungry Tiger Press, 2005 and 1999, respectively). Edward lives in New York City.