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Overview Presents some of the characteristics of inventors by describing the inventions of people such as Alexander Graham Bell, Thomas Edison, and Eli Whitney.
Publishers Description St. George and Small, the Caldecott Medal-winning team who created "So You Want to Be President?," are back with another spirited and witty look at history-this time focusing on the inventors and inventions who have given us lightbulbs, automobiles, and all the other things that keep the world humming. "So You Want to Be an Inventor?" features some of the world's best-known inventors-Thomas Edison, Benjamin Franklin, Eli Whitney-as well as lesser-known geniuses like Georges de Mestral (inventor of Velcro), Wilhelm Roentgen (inventor of X rays), and Hedy Lamarr (inventor of a system that became the basis for satellite communication-who knew?). Whether you're a dreamer or a loner, a copycat or a daredevil, this book might just inspire readers to invent something that could change the world
Awards and Recognitions So You Want to Be an Inventor? by Judith St George & David Small has received the following awards and recognitions -
Citations And Professional Reviews So You Want to Be an Inventor? by Judith St George & David Small has been reviewed by professional book reviewers and journalists at the following establishments -
Wilson Children's Catalog - 01/01/2010 page 447
Publishers Weekly - 07/01/2002 page 77
Kirkus Review - Children - 07/15/2002 page 1044
Booklist - 08/01/2002 page 1954
Horn Book Magazine - 09/01/2002 page 601
School Library Journal - 09/01/2002 page 251
Bulletin of Ctr for Child Bks - 10/01/2002 page 79
Booklist - 12/01/2002 page 684
Christian Home & School - 05/01/2003 page 27
Hornbook Guide to Children - 07/01/2002 page 152
Wilson Children's Catalog - 01/01/2003 page 25
Hornbook Guide to Children - 01/01/2003 page 152
Publishers Weekly - 07/08/2002
Wilson Children's Catalog - 01/01/2006 page 295
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Est. Packaging Dimensions: Length: 0.5" Width: 9.75" Height: 11.75" Weight: 1.15 lbs.
Release Date Aug 26, 2002
ISBN 0399235930 ISBN13 9780399235931 UPC 048228016991
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More About Judith St George & David Small
Judith St. George has published dozens of successful nonfiction books for children, including the Caldecott Medal-winning So You Want to Be President? and the historical Turning Point series, including You're On Your Way, Teddy Roosevelt; Stand Tall, Abe Lincoln; and Take the Lead, George Washington. You can visit her online at www.judithstgeorge.com.
Judith St George currently resides in Old Lyme, in the state of Connecticut. Judith St George was born in 1931.
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Inventions and Inventors...Just Go For It..... Nov 18, 2002
Author Judith St. George and award winning illustrator David Small are back with a new and engaging look at history, and those who enjoyed their first collaboration, So You Want To Be President, are in for another captivating, fun-filled treat. So you want to be an inventor and you think you have what it takes. Take a peek inside the covers of this clever book, and find out a little about some of the famous and not-so-famous who have gone before you. Ms St. George's easy to read, short profiles are written in an entertaining, conversational style, and complemented by Mr Small's dazzling and humorous illustrations. Each bold and busy page is filled with history, trivia, fun-facts, and playful wit that whets the appetite and inspires. Perfect for youngsters 8-12, So You Want To Be An Inventor is a marvelous collection that celebrates ingenuity, and may just get your kids' creative juices flowing. Who knows, you may be living with the next Thomas Edison, Henry Ford, or Josephine Cochran (she invented the dishwasher).