The Dot and the Line - WikipediaAfter refining his talents alone, he goes off to show them to Dot, who is "overwhelmed" and delighted and who "giggles like a schoolgirl. The moral of the story? We're hoping to rely on our loyal readers rather than erratic ads. To support Open Culture's continued operation, please consider making a donation. We thank you! Juster, as many realize, was also the author of The Phantom Tollbooth. Since you are sharing you were pppa piece about the triumph of the nerd, your could stand a little nerdy nitpicking.
The Dot and the Line
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Norton Juster click on names to see more mathematical fiction by the same author. This picture book describes the love story of two geometrical figures. It was also made into a cartoon by Chuck Jones available on YouTube. Contributed by "westerlyd" I have loved this book ever since my wonderful mathematical mother introduced me to it as a child. Now that I read it as a student of mathematics, the fun storyline still entertains me.
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Goodreads helps you keep track of books you want to read. - In , two years after he penned his timeless classic The Phantom Tollbooth , Norton Juster wrote and illustrated The Dot and the Line: A Romance in Lower Mathematics public library — the quirky and infinitely wonderful love story that unfolds in a one-dimensional universe called Lineland where women are dots and men are lines; a hopeful straight line falls hopelessly in love with a dot out of his league, who only has eyes for a sleazy squiggle, and sets about wooing her. To woo the dot, the line decides to master the myriad shapes capable of expressing his full potential.
O, love. So mathematical. So precise. So Euclidean in its geometry, so clearly defined in its boundaries. The film, which won the Academy Award for Animated Short film, details the love affair between—you guessed it—a dot and a line. It is brilliant and beautiful. It is inspired and for us, quite literally inspirational.