Brainstorm!: The Stories of Twenty American Kid Inventors

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Farrar, Straus and Giroux, 1995 - Juvenile Fiction - 148 pages
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Black-and-white pictures by Richard Loehle.
Also illustrated with black-and-white photographs

Here are the stories of twenty ingenious young American inventors, including the creator of ear muffs; the originator of water-skiing; the developer of colored car wax; and the inventor of the Popsicle. "A concluding section gives good, specific advice for young inventors (and their teachers)."-Booklist

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User Review  - ElizaJane - LibraryThing

Reason for Reading: Came with our history curriculum. Read aloud to my ds, a biography at a time over a period of time. A collection of short biographies featuring kid inventors, focusing on what they ... Read full review

BRAINSTORM!: The Stories of Twenty American Kid Inventors

User Review  - Jane Doe - Kirkus

Here's proof that serious inventors need not be adults, and that inventions need not be complex, expensive machines to be patentable, marketable, and sometimes, lucrative. From a rotary steam engine ... Read full review

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About the author (1995)

Tom Tucker is an award-winning author who writes often about the history of invention. His most recent publication "The Eclipse Project" was issued by NASA, the result of a fellowship administered by NASA Dryden Flight Research Center and Stanford University. He lives in Rutherfordton, North Carolina with his family.

Tom Tucker lives in Rutherfordton, North Carolina. This is his first book.
Richard Loehle has illustrated many books, including "The Great American Depression Book of Fun," He lives in Decatur, Georgia.

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