a list compiled by Alex Kasman (College of Charleston)
|The story of a 13 year old girl living in rural Pennsylvania in 1934,
"Hannah" presents us with yet another fictional account of someone who is
not only talented in mathematics but also psychologically unstable, acting
upon her mathematical instincts in an obsessive-compulsive manner. In this
coming-of-age story written for 9-12 year old children, the focus is on
acceptance as the adults and other children around her learn to appreciate
Hannah and her "gift with numbers".
Thanks to Charles Freudenthal for suggesting this book be included in the
This is a fantastic book, even for people like me who don't really care for math, i highly recommend it.
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Exciting News: The total number of works of mathematical fiction listed in this database recently reached a milestone. The 1,500th entry is The Man of Forty Crowns by Voltaire. Thanks to Vijay Fafat for writing the summary of that work (and so many others). I am also grateful to everyone who has contributed to this website. Heck, I'm grateful to everyone who visited the site. Thank you!
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College of Charleston)