So You Want to Be an Inventor?

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Turtleback Books, Sep 1, 2005 - Juvenile Nonfiction - 53 pages
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This newest installment in the series that began with the Caldecott Medal-winning "So You Want to Be President?" looks at some of the world's most renowned--and some not so well-known--explorers. Full color.

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User Review  - ckelly16 - LibraryThing

So You Want to Be an Inventor is a great book for children grades three to five. It is all about famous inventions and inventors that you may never have thought about. I liked this book for two ... Read full review

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User Review  - Joanne Zienty - Goodreads

Another winner from Judith St. George and David Small, who earlier brought us "So You Want to be President?" Here they tackle inventors and inventions in a easy, breezy style laced with wit and brought to life in vibrant, humor-filled illustrations. Read full review

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Judith St. George is the author of more than forty books, including several young adult mysteries as well as award-winning nonfiction books for younger readers. Among her many accolades, "So You Want to Be President?" won the Caldecott Medal, "The Mount Rushmore Story" won the Christopher Award, "The Brooklyn Bridge: They Said It Couldnt Be Done" won the New York Academy of Sciences Award, and "The Panama Canal: Gateway to the World" won the Golden Kite Award. She lives in Connecticut.

David Small was born on February 12, 1945, in Detroit, Michigan. He studied art and English at Wayne State University, and went on to complete graduate studies in art at Yale. After receiving his MFA degree, he taught drawing and printmaking at the State University of New York, Fredonia College, Kalamazoo College, and the University of Michigan. He also created editorial cartoons for publications such as the New Yorker, the New York Times, and the Wall Street Journal. In the 1980s, he lost his teaching job due to cutbacks. It was then that he committed himself to combining his loves of writing and art. His first picture book, Eulalie and the Hopping Head, was published in 1981. He earned a 1997 Caldecott Honor and The Christopher Medal for The Gardener, written by his wife, Sarah Stewart. In 2001, he received the Caldecott Medal for his artwork in So, You Want To Be President? by Judith St. George. His editorial drawings regularly appear in publications such as The New York Times, The New Yorker, GQ, and The Washington Post.

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