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'Ifrit al-arqam (The Devil of Numbers)

Hans Magnus Enzensberger

Mathematics is not actually Robert's thing. But one night a real devil of numbers appears and speaks with him. Suddenly the dry numbers begin to sparkle and become understandable - so exciting that Robert plays with numbers without even noticing what he does, and the reader will be amazed.

Prize of STIFTUNG BUCHKUNST, »LUCHS« 1997, »DIE BESTEN 7 BÜCHER FÜR JUNGE LESER« (Best Seven Books for Young Readers), »PIER PAOLO VERGERIO«, EUROPÄISCHER KINDERBUCHPREIS (European Prize for Childrens Books)


Hans Magnus Enzensberger: ‘Ifrit al-arqam (Der Zahlenteufel)
Orignal edition: Hanser, München, 1997. Translated from the German original: Abdulhaleem Al-Hijjaj
250 pages, softcover, illustrated by Rotraut Susanne Berner, 10,- USD.
ISBN 978-9953-87-536-1