Brainstorm!: The Stories Of Twenty American Kid Inventors by Tom TuckerBrainstorm!: The Stories Of Twenty American Kid Inventors by Tom Tucker

Brainstorm!: The Stories Of Twenty American Kid Inventors

byTom TuckerIllustratorRichard Loehle

Paperback | September 25, 1998

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Inspiring young inventors, from ages 5 to 19

Of the thousands of inventions filed each year since 1790 with the United States Patent Office, some have come from enterprising kids, and not just those who have grown up to be famous adult inventors. Here are the stories of twenty ingenious young Americans. Among them are Chester Greenwood, creator of ear muffs; Ralph Samuelson, originator of water-skiing; Vanessa Hess and her colored car wax; and Jerrald Spencer, whose electronic gizmo has made a line of toys so popular that over five million of them have been sold!

Tom Tucker lives in Rutherfordton, North Carolina. Brainstorm! 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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Title:Brainstorm!: The Stories Of Twenty American Kid InventorsFormat:PaperbackDimensions:160 pages, 8.91 × 6.07 × 0.44 inPublished:September 25, 1998Publisher:Square FishLanguage:English

The following ISBNs are associated with this title:

ISBN - 10:0374409285

ISBN - 13:9780374409289

Appropriate for ages: 9 - 12

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"A concluding section gives good, specific advice for young inventors (and their teachers)." -Booklist"Enthusiastic, pleasantly specific, well-researched, and inspiring. 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." -Kirkus Reviews"Engaging and inspiring." -Los Angeles Times"A useful book for encouraging self-expression and the creative process." -School Library Journal