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Farrar, Straus and Giroux (BYR)
FSG Books for Young Readers
ISBN: 978037434810632 Pages, Ages 7-11
Barnes & Noble
With her sketchbook labeled My Inventions and her father's toolbox, Mattie could make almost anything – toys, sleds, and a foot warmer. When she was just twelve years old, Mattie designed a metal guard to prevent shuttles from shooting off textile looms and injuring workers. As an adult, Mattie invented the machine that makes the square-bottom paper bags we still use today. However, in court, a man claimed the invention was his, stating that she "could not possibly understand the mechanical complexities." Marvelous Mattie proved him wrong, and over the course of her life earned the title of "the Lady Edison."
With charming pen-and-ink and watercolor illustrations, this introduction to one of the most prolific female inventors will leave readers inspired.
Marvelous Mattie is a 2007 Bank Street - Best Children's Book of the Year.
Pennsylvania Young Reader's Choice Award Master List, Natural History Magazine BBTY, NCSS-CBC Notable Trade Book in the Field of Social Studies, North Carolina Children's Book Award Master List, Texas Bluebonnet Award Master List, Amelia Bloomer Project/Feminist Task For, GA Picture Storybook Award ML, Pennsylvania Young Reader's Choice A. ML, Missouri KCS Book Award Master List, Arkansas Diamond Primary Book Award ML, Bank Street Best Children's Book of the, Amelia Bloomer Project/Feminist Task Force, North Carolina Children's Book Award ML, Arkansas Diamond Primary Book Award Master List, Booklinks Lasting Connection, Kansas City KC3 Reading Award Master List, NCSS-CBC NotableTrade-Soc.Stdy, Georgia Children's Book Award Master List (University of GA), Natural History Magazine Best Books of the Year, CCBC Choice (Univ. of WI), Bank Street Best Children's Book of the Year