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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.
North Carolina Children's Book Award ML, Bank Street Best Children's Book of the, Amelia Bloomer Project/Feminist Task Force, NCSS-CBC Notable Trade Book in the Field of Social Studies, Natural History Magazine BBTY, Booklinks Lasting Connection, Bank Street Best Children's Book of the Year, CCBC Choice (Univ. of WI), Natural History Magazine Best Books of the Year, Georgia Children's Book Award Master List (University of GA), NCSS-CBC NotableTrade-Soc.Stdy, Arkansas Diamond Primary Book Award ML, North Carolina Children's Book Award Master List, GA Picture Storybook Award ML, Amelia Bloomer Project/Feminist Task For, Texas Bluebonnet Award Master List, Kansas City KC3 Reading Award Master List, Missouri KCS Book Award Master List, Arkansas Diamond Primary Book Award Master List, Pennsylvania Young Reader's Choice Award Master List, Pennsylvania Young Reader's Choice A. ML