So You Want to Be an Inventor?

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Demco Media, 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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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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This is a book that educates children on famous inventions and inventors and encourages them to invent things themselves. It tells about famous inventors like Thomas Edison, Benjamin Franklin, Henry ... Read full review

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Judith St. George (born 1931) was an American author, most famous for writing So You Want to Be President? Author and illustrator David Small was awarded the 2001 Caldecott Medal for his illustrations in the book. St. George wrote more than 40 books, most were historical fiction. She was born in Westfield, NJ and graduated from Smith College. Saint George died on June 10, 2015; she was 84.

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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