Mistakes that worked : the world's familiar inventions and how they came to be by Jones, Charlotte Foltz (#1445VB1)

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Mistakes that worked : the world's familiar inventions and how they came to be

by Jones, Charlotte Foltz; illustrated by O'Brien, John
Hardcover Delacorte Press, 2016

$12.99

Overview
From the Publisher
Do you know how many things in your daily life were invented by accident?

SANDWICHES came about when an English earl was too busy gambling to eat his meal and needed to keep one hand free. POTATO CHIPSwere first cooked by a chef who was furious when a customer complained that his fried potatoes weren't thin enough. Coca-Cola, Silly Putty, and X rayshave fascinating stories behind them too! Their unusual tales, and many more, along with hilarious cartoons and weird, amazing facts, make up this fun-filled book about everyday items that had surprisingly haphazard beginnings.

"A splendid book that is as informative as it is entertaining . . . a gem." -Booklist,Starred


Reviews & Awards
  • Booklist
  • Booklist starred
  • Horn Book Guide, 10/01/17
  • Horn Book Magazine
  • School Library Journal
  • School Library Journal Xpress, 01/01/17
Product Details
  • Publisher: Delacorte Press
  • Publication Date: October 11, 2016
  • Format: Hardcover
  • Edition: First edition.
  • Dewey: 609
  • Classifications: Nonfiction
  • Description: x, 84 pages : illustrations ; 22 cm
  • Tracings: O'Brien, John, 1953- illustrator.
  • ISBN-10: 0-399-55202-2
  • ISBN-13: 978-0-399-55202-1
  • LCCN: 2015-049796
  • Follett Number: 1445VB1
  • Interest Level: 3-6
  • Reading Level: 6.8
  • ATOS Book Level: 6.8
  • AR Interest Level: MG
  • AR Points: 2
  • AR Quiz: 159342EN
  • Reading Counts Level: 6.6
  • Reading Counts Points: 4
  • Lexile: 1040L
  • Fountas & Pinnell: T