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Mistakes That Worked: 40 Familiar Inventions & How They Came to Be by [Charlotte Foltz Jones, John O'Brien]

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"A splendid book that is as informative as it is entertaining. Jones has great fun with facts, dredging up plenty in a lively, anecdotal account that recollects the oddball origins of a variety of foods, clothing, toys, and devices....A gem of a book."--Booklist, starred review

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Droll cartoons illustrate the stories behind the invention of such everyday items as Silly Putty, trouser cuffs, popsicles and penicillin. Ages 8-up.
Copyright 1994 Reed Business Information, Inc. --This text refers to an out of print or unavailable edition of this title.

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  • ASIN : B01AQNZQAO
  • Publisher : Delacorte Books for Young Readers (October 11, 2016)
  • Publication date : October 11, 2016
  • Language : English
  • File size : 23385 KB
  • Text-to-Speech : Enabled
  • Screen Reader : Supported
  • Enhanced typesetting : Enabled
  • X-Ray : Not Enabled
  • Word Wise : Enabled
  • Print length : 87 pages
  • Page numbers source ISBN : 0788157698
  • Lending : Not Enabled
  • Customer Reviews:
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