Outstanding, Primary, Intermediate, mathematics, poetry, logic puzzles, humor
What do you get when you cross Walt Whitman with a spider whose web-spinning was disturbed by a wind which blew sixty percent of it away? Robert Frost with boxer shorts at ninety cents a pair? Shel Silverstein with a hippo-po-tah-tum eating you at four percent per bite? In Edgar Allan Poe’s Pie, children’s poet Laureate J. Patrick Lewis cleverly integrates math problems into new adaptations of classic poetry using the original rhyme and meter.
BYU ScholarsArchive Citation
"Edgar Allan Poe's Pie: Math Puzzlers in Classic Poems,"
Children's Book and Media Review: Vol. 39:
3, Article 33.
Available at: https://scholarsarchive.byu.edu/cbmr/vol39/iss3/33