The House That Cleaned Itself: The True Story of Frances Gabe's (Mostly) Marvelous Invention

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$17.99

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Is this book about a real woman in STEAM?

Like most of us, Frances Gabe detested housework -- she found cleaning a "nerve-twangling bore". Unlike most of us, she invented a contraption to free herself from this tedious task forever: a self-cleaning house! Gabe's wacky, wonderful home included almost 70 new patented inventions, from a soap-spraying sprinkler in the ceiling to a kitchen cabinet that washed, dried, and stored dishes all in one place. Though Gabe's invention didn't catch on, her determination and clever thinking remind us that we don't have to accept the world as it is; we can improve it using our minds and our own two hands.

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Author:

Susan Romberg, Laura Dershewitz

Illustrator:

Meghann Rader

Publisher:

The Innovation Press

Recommended Ages:

5 - 9 years

Frances Gabe

Girls Love STEAM Review:

Additional Reader & Professional Reviews:

"...enthusiasm, purpose, and originality shine through in this gently humorous selection..."
-- Kirkus Reviews

"...unusual biography, with chatty text and appealing, retro-styled illustrations.."
-- Kirkus Reviews

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