"Peggy's Puzzles - Volume Two" has arrived; Companion to Volume One


In 1976, an editor at New York’s Franklin Watts Publishing Company contacted me to say that the United States was going to be “metricized” in 1981.  Thus, Watts wanted me to write and illustrate a book that taught the metric system through mathematical games and puzzles.  Not knowing anything about the metric system, my Dad, Irving Adler, a well-known author and mathematician, came for a visit and gave me a one day crash course. The book, titled Metric Puzzles, was published in 1977 and was followed, shortly thereafter, by Math Puzzles.  Despite excellent reviews and on-going sales, these two, along with my puzzle books published in the early 1960s, were put out-of-print in the mid-1980s.  Happily, those earlier puzzle books were republished by BearManor Media as Peggy’s Puzzles – Volume One.

Now, BearManor Media has brought these additional titles back to life as well.  Just as with Volume One, all I had to do was change the names of the characters in my puzzles, who were originally named after family, friends and neighbors -- to the names of characters from Old Radio Programs, Movies and TV – or the actors, actresses and animals who portrayed them – and BearManor Media would republish Metric Puzzles and Math Puzzles in one, consolidated volume.  So here, hot off the press, is Peggy’s Puzzles – Volume Two.  As with Volume One, the illustrations are in black and white - so grab your Crayola ® Colored Pencils for a totally immersive artistic and mathematical experience.  Both books are available on-line here, at BearManor Media, as well as at Amazon and Barnes & Noble.  They can also be purchased though any brick and mortar bookstore whose distributor is Ingram.

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Written and Illustrated by Peggy Adler

  "Fifty-two carefully developed games including mathe-
matical computations, anagrams, and word puzzles
teach the metric units for determining area, volume, and
temperature. Readers must determine measurements
for several children and three hedgehogs who take
vitamin C, pick mushrooms, and travel. Peggy Adler's
black-and-white pen drawings add to the fun of these
well-conceived exercises which help readers to learn
important metric relationships through discovery and analysis."  
--  Library Journal (1977)

Written and Illustrated by Peggy Adler

"Forty-four math puzzles to tease, tantalize, and teach…”   
--  Anaheim Public Library (1978)

  “… a choice assortment of puzzles that amuse, instruct and  challenge”.  
--  Cleveland Public Library (1978)

  …” A thorough knowledge of the basics of division, algebra and prime numbers is required”  …   “those who enjoy and have success in solving word problems will relish the challenge of this book.”  
-- Library Journal (1978)

On Sunday, September 24, 2023 at 5:00pm, Peggy Adler will be giving a (short) talk; screening a video of Emil Pallenberg with Snookums, his last “Wonder Bear”; and entertaining with a Recreational Math Game at Breakwater Books, 81 Whitfield Street, Guilford, CT (across from the town green). To register for this free event, click on this link:  https://breakwaterbooks.net/events/calendar




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