The Dot and the Line: A Romance in Lower Mathematics

Interest LevelReading LevelReading A-ZATOSWord Count
Grades 4 - 8Grades 3 - 5n/a5.0925
Once upon a time there was a sensible straight line who was hopelessly in love with a beautiful dot. But the dot, though perfect in every way, only had eyes for a wild and unkempt squiggle. All of the line's romantic dreams were in vain, until he discovered...angles! Now, with newfound self-expression, he can be anything he wants to be--a square, a triangle, a parallelogram....And that's just the beginning!First published in 1963 and made into an Academy Award-winning animated short film, here is a supremely witty love story with a twist that reveals profound truths about relationships--both human and mathematical--sure to tickle lovers of all ages.
Hardcover, 80 pages
Published on December 1, 2000 by Chronicle Books
ISBN-10: 1587170663
ISBN-13: 9781587170669
4 Book Reviews
  • pippi13
    pippi13over 8 years
    I am looking forward to reading this book
    • edmodo-wjtmwbtrke
      edmodo-wjtmwbtrkeover 8 years
      i would like to read it
      • otter
        otterover 8 years
        This bookis possibly the funniest book I have ever read. If you are awesome and nerdy, this book is for you!
        • rozeb
          rozebover 8 years44 starsFeatured
          This was a good book, even though it was only a few pages long. I don't usually like love stories, but I thought how mathemetic this is, and I like math(sort of) so I like the book. I think that the line was a little bit like the little engine that could. He kept on trying until he did what he wanted to do.