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Magic or Madness (2005)
Justine Larbalestier

Fibonacci sequences and prime numbers have magical significance in the trilogy of young adult fantasy novels by Australian author Justine Larbalestier. Magic or Madness was the first book in the series, followed by Magic Lessons and Magic's Child.

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Mathematical Content:
2/5 (1 votes)
Literary Quality:
3/5 (1 votes)

GenreFantasy, Young Adult,

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