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Did Fleming Rescue Churchill?

A Research Puzzle

James Cross Giblin; illustrations by Erik Brooks

Henry Holt and Co. (BYR)

Jason is stuck with the most boring subject for a research paper— Alexander Fleming, the scientist who invented penicillin. Then he comes across the story about how Fleming rescued Winston Churchill from drowning. But the story circulating on the Internet might not be true.  Jason must learn everything he can about Fleming and Churchill in order to solve this puzzle. Readers will learn various research tips, including how to tell fact from fiction on the Internet.

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Did Fleming Rescue Churchill?
CHAPTER ONEA Terrific StoryOn Tuesday, I woke up with a bad toothache, and that's how I got stuck with Sir Alexander Fleming. It happened this way. Mom made an emergency appointment with the dentist for that afternoon, which meant I had to miss Social Studies. And during Social Studies, Ms. O'Mara assigned the subjects for the three-pagebiographies of famous scientists that we have to write by next Monday.The really interesting scientists got taken right away-people like the Wright brothers and Thomas Edison and that German guy, Wernher von Braun, who designed rockets
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Praise for Did Fleming Rescue Churchill?

"An entertaining lesson." — School Library Journal
 
"Unobtrusive yet valuable instruction." — Kirkus
 
"Librarians and teachers will want several copies on hand." — Booklist
"An entertaining lesson." — School Library Journal
 
"Unobtrusive yet valuable instruction." — Kirkus
 
"Librarians and teachers will want several copies on hand." — Booklist

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ABOUT THE AUTHOR

  • James Cross Giblin; illustrations by Erik Brooks

  • JAMES CROSS GIBLIN is the author of many books, including The Life and Death of Adolf Hitler, a 2003 Sibert Award Winner. Mr. Giblin lives in New York City.

     ERIK BROOKS has illustrated a number of books for young readers. He lives in Winthrop, Washington.

    WWW.ERIKBROOKS.COM

  • James Cross Giblin
  • Erik Brooks
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Did Fleming Rescue Churchill?

A Research Puzzle

James Cross Giblin; illustrations by Erik Brooks

Kansas State Reading Circle
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Henry Holt and Co. (BYR)

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