Dot and the Line

Dot and the Line

A Romance in Lower Mathematics

by Norton Juster
Publisher: Chronicle Books
Hardcover, 80 pages
Price: $10.99

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 (see below), 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.

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