Eureka!: Poems about Inventors

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Millbrook Press, 2002 - Juvenile Nonfiction - 48 pages
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Chances are, some of the inventors in this book copied Archimedes and shouted "Eureka!" when they knew they had what they'd been looking for. Others may have just sat, quietly proud, before moving on to the next puzzle that interested them. In this book poet Joyce Sidman goes back in history to present a range of inventors -- some whose inventions saved lives, others whose inventions made life easier or more fun. As Sidman's poetry makes so eloquently clear, however, all of them chased a dream to a place no one had been before. Book jacket.

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Prehistory The discovery of clay
The Age of Invention
A Light Interlude

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About the author (2002)

Poet and author Joyce Sidman was born in Hartford, Connecticut on June 4, 1956. She received a B.A. in German from Wesleyan University and earned her teacher's certificate in 1983. Sidman teaches poetry and is a columnist for the St. Paul Pioneer Press. She has published several children's books, including Red Sings from Treetops, and she won the New Women's Voices award for Like the Air.

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