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Farrar, Straus and Giroux (BYR)
FSG Books for Young Readers
ISBN: 978037439908540 Pages, Ages 4-8
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Clink! Clankety-bang! Thump-whirr! That's the sound of Papa at work. Although he is an inventor, he has never made anything that works perfectly, and that's because he hasn't yet found a truly fantastic idea. But when he takes his family fishing on Lake Michigan, his daughter Virena asks, "Have you ever wondered what it's like to be a fish?"—and Papa is off to his workshop. With a lot of persistence and a little bit of help, Papa—who is based on the real-life inventor Lodner Phillips—creates a submarine that can take his family for a trip to the bottom of Lake Michigan.
CCBC Choice (Univ. of WI), Vermont Red Clover Children's Choice Award Master List, Pennsylvania Young Reader's Choice Award Master List, Bank Street Best Children's Book of the Year, Indiana Young Hoosier Award Master List, Vermont Red Clover Children's Choice A ML, Pennsylvania Young Reader's Choice A. ML