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Geometric chalk drawings have magical power in this Harry Potterlike book for teens. In fact, it takes place in an "alternate universe" where Earth's history is different. Since "Rithmatics" was discovered there prior to the industrial revolution, it is a world where chalk drawings are important and machines are very primitive.
The main character is Joel, the son of the chalk maker at an institute for training "rithmatists", who dreams of being able to perform magic like his friends at the academy. He gets his chance to try when disaster strikes and many of the students at the academy disappear. 
More information about this work can be found at www.amazon.com. 
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Exciting News: The 1,600th entry was recently added to this database of mathematical fiction! Also, for those of you interested in nonfictional math books let me (shamelessly) plug the recent release of the second edition of my soliton theory textbook.
(Maintained by Alex Kasman, College of Charleston)