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December 19, 2010

So You Want to be an Inventor?

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So You Want to Be an Inventor? by Judith St. George: Book Cover

So You Want to be an Inventor?

Author: Judith St. George

Page Length: 53

Reading Level: 6

Genre: Non-Fiction

REVIEW: Numerous inventors are highlighted in this easy to read and beautifully illustrated book. Each mention of an inventor and their contribution to society is a mere paragraph long. From Ben Franklin and his invention of the odometer and bifocal glasses to Orville and Wilbur Wright’s invention of the airplane – these short snippets provide students a chance to attach a human face and story to the everyday machines they take for granted.

Other inventions highlighted include: Igor Sikorsky’s helicopter, Clarence Birdseye’s frozen dinners, Georgres de Mestral’s velcro, and Eli Whitney’s cotton gin.

The end of the book provides a listing of biographical notes on several inventors.


RELATED BOOKS: see website below for list of related books


REVIEWED BY: Kevin Stratton


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