By: Cindy Neuschwander / Illustrated by: Wayne Geehan
The Earl of Fracton must catch a thief.
Sir Cumference and Lady Di discover "Fracton numbers" while purchasing cloth and cheese at the village Fracton Faire. While two-fourths may seem like the same as one-half, in truth it denotes two parts of one-half, or two quarters of the whole item. The real mystery is the fact that items at the fair keep disappearing, and Sir C, Lady Di, along with the Earl of Fracton must set a numeric trap for the thief, teaching an important lesson along the way about the comparative size of fractions.
Puns--both literal and visual--abound in this fun adventure story with beloved characters and a solid math foundation.