How to Become an Accidental Genius - Accidental Series, 1
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Don't be afraid to try! Make connections! Be persistent! Ask questions and never take no for an answer! Learn the secrets and amazing stories of successful inventors!
How to Become an Accidental Genius is full of inspiring tales of famous and lesser-known inventors who have changed the world, from George Washington Carver, Mary Anderson (inventor of the windshield wiper) and inventor and actress Hedy Lamarr to Frank Epperson (of Popsicle fame) and Mary Sherman Morgan (The Woman Who Saved the U.S. Space Race). Readers will be amazed at the inventiveness of these geniuses. The book focuses on inventors from North America but includes stories from around the world. Organized into eleven chapters that highlight the qualities inventors have in common, the book also features profiles of inventive kids and teenagers.
Frieda Wishinsky, Elizabeth MacLeod
Orca Book Publishers
9 - 12 years
Mary Anderson, Hedy Lamarr, Mary Sherman Morgan
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Additional Reader & Professional Reviews:
"An engaging tour of the inspirations behind a host of marvelous inventions."
-- Kirkus Reviews
"A worthy addition to the pantheon of books on inventors and inventions."
-- School Library Journal
"A fantastic mini-encyclopaedia…Get your thinking caps on, be inspired and you may accidentally stumble onto something when you were thinking of creating something else! This is How to Become an Accidental Genius."
-- Resource Links
"With many geniuses included and a good deal of space devoted to illustrations, each introduction is limited in length but usefully concise. An informative overview with an upbeat look and a lively text."
"Here’s hoping books such as this one help to ignite the curiosity and problem-solving skills of future geniuses."
-- Quill & Quire
“An inspiring book…Vivid color photographs, a glossary, resources and an index make this a useful reference for deciding on a subject for further research.”
-- Youth Services Book Review
“Engaging and thought provoking, this book is treasure trove of inspirational people and ideas. There is a plethora of terrific black-and-white photographs, lively illustrations, motivating quotes and sidebars packed with additional information.”
-- Canadian Children's Book News*, Red Leaf Literature title
“An ingenious exploration of the masterminds who accidentally created great inventions…you will love this.”
-- The International Educator
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