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Mistakes That Worked: 40 Familiar Inventions and How They Came to Be

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Publisher Comments:

Popsicles, potato chips, Silly Putty, Velcro, and many other familiar things have fascinating stories behind them. In fact, dozens of products and everyday items had surprisingly haphazard beginnings. Mistakes That Worked offers forty of these unusual tales, along with hilarious cartoons and weird and amazing facts. Readers will be surprised and inspired!

Synopsis:

Piggy banks, silly putty, potato chips and frisbees are all things that were invented by mistake.

Includes a bibliography. An IRA-CBC Children's Choice.

About the Author

CHARLOTTE FOLTZ JONES was an author of award-winning nonfiction books for children, as well as numerous magazine articles.

JOHN O'BRIEN is a frequent contributor to the New Yorker magazine and has illustrated many popular children's books.

Product Details

ISBN:
9780385320436
ill.:
O'Brien, John
Author:
O'Brien, John
Illustrator:
Obrien, John
Author:
illustrated by John O'Brien
Author:
Jones, Charlotte
Author:
Jones, Charlotte Foltz
Author:
Obrien, John
Publisher:
Doubleday Books for Young Readers
Location:
New York
Subject:
Juvenile literature
Subject:
Science & Technology
Subject:
Juveniles
Subject:
Inventions
Subject:
Children's 9-12 - Technical
Subject:
Science & Technology - Inventions & Discoveries
Subject:
History
Subject:
Discoveries in science
Subject:
Children s-General
Subject:
Science & Technology - Experiments & Projects
Copyright:
Edition Description:
Trade paper
Series Volume:
#H98-10
Publication Date:
19940531
Binding:
TRADE PAPER
Grade Level:
from 3 up to 7
Language:
English
Illustrations:
, Yes
Pages:
96
Dimensions:
8 x 8 x 0.33 in 0.495 lb
Age Level:
08-12

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"Synopsis" by , Piggy banks, silly putty, potato chips and frisbees are all things that were invented by mistake.

Includes a bibliography. An IRA-CBC Children's Choice.

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