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The Resource The marvelous thing that came from a spring : the accidental invention of the toy that swept the nation, written and illustrated by Gilbert Ford ; photography by Greg Endries

The marvelous thing that came from a spring : the accidental invention of the toy that swept the nation, written and illustrated by Gilbert Ford ; photography by Greg Endries

Label
The marvelous thing that came from a spring : the accidental invention of the toy that swept the nation
Title
The marvelous thing that came from a spring
Title remainder
the accidental invention of the toy that swept the nation
Statement of responsibility
written and illustrated by Gilbert Ford ; photography by Greg Endries
Creator
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
"With magnificent dioramic illustrations, Gilbert Ford captures the joy, creativity, and determination behind the invention of an iconic, one-of-a-kind toy: the Slinky! One day, a spring fell from the desk of Richard James, an engineer and a dreamer. Its coils took a walk ... and so did Richard's imagination. He knew right away that he had stumbled onto something marvelous. With the help of his wife, Betty, Richard took this ordinary spring and turned it into a plaything. But it wasn't just any old trinket--it was a Slinky, and it would become one of the most popular toys in American history, "--Amazon.com
Summary
A story of the invention of an iconic American toy describes how engineer Richard James observed the remarkable movements of a coiled spring that fell from his desk
Illustration
Award
Best STEM Books, 2017
Awards note
Kennebec Valley Book Award nominee 2017-2018.
http://library.link/vocab/ext/novelist/bookUI
10527180
Cataloging source
DLC
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Ford, Gilbert
Dewey number
790.1/33
Illustrations
illustrations
Index
no index present
Intended audience
  • Ages 4-8
  • K to grade 3
LC call number
GV1218.5
LC item number
.F67 2016
http://library.link/vocab/ext/novelist/lexile
880
Literary form
non fiction
http://library.link/vocab/ext/novelist/minGradeLevel
  • 0
  • 2
Nature of contents
bibliography
http://library.link/vocab/resourcePreferred
True
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • James, Richard T
  • James, Betty
  • James, Richard T
  • James, Betty
  • James, Betty
  • James, Richard T
  • Slinky (Toy)
  • Inventors
  • Slinky (Toy)
  • Inventors
  • Inventors
  • Slinky (Toy)
  • United States
Target audience
juvenile
http://bibfra.me/vocab/lite/titleRemainder
the accidental invention of the toy that swept the nation
Label
The marvelous thing that came from a spring : the accidental invention of the toy that swept the nation, written and illustrated by Gilbert Ford ; photography by Greg Endries
Instantiates
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Control code
ocn921611030
Dimensions
29 cm
Extent
1 volume (unpaged)
Isbn
9781481450652
Lccn
2015015309
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
Other physical details
color illustrations
System control number
(OCoLC)921611030
Label
The marvelous thing that came from a spring : the accidental invention of the toy that swept the nation, written and illustrated by Gilbert Ford ; photography by Greg Endries
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Control code
ocn921611030
Dimensions
29 cm
Extent
1 volume (unpaged)
Isbn
9781481450652
Lccn
2015015309
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
Other physical details
color illustrations
System control number
(OCoLC)921611030

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