The Dot and the Line: A Romance in Lower Mathematics


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Once upon a time there was a sensible straight line who was hopelessly in love with a beautiful dot. But the dot only had eyes for a wild and unkempt squiggle. All the line's romantic dreams were in vain until one day he discovered angles! Now he can be anything he wants, even a square! A love story with some geometric truths about relationships. Illustrations.

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Bill H

Feb 13, 2014

Sweet book

A charming tale, told in a gentle manner and illustrated superbly.


Jun 11, 2010

Enchanting book

I bought this book as the title intrigued me. I was not disappointed. The story is simple and with concepts we might know but we do not think about. My nieces and nephews have loved it and my daughter who is a graphic designer has ordered several copies for thank you gifts.


Jan 29, 2009

Good Book

Received it in the mail rather quickly, it was the right edition as advertised, and was in really good shape...would buy from again.


May 24, 2007


Norton Juster captures the essence of wit, humor, and heroism in this classic little story. And, typical of Juster, the lesson to be learned in the story is timely for our generation - "what she thought was freedom and joy was nothing but anarchy and sloth." You will boo at the unkempt squiggle, shake your head at the flirtatious dot, and cheer for the persistent line. A joy to read - again and again!

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