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Inventions That Changed the Way the World Moves


Houghton Mifflin Harcourt
Available: 01/19/21
7.37 x 10.25 · 96 pages
Ages 8-12 years
CDN $24.99 · cl

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Vivian Kirkfield and Gilbert Ford

* These innovations in transportation should inspire readers to go far." - Kirkus Reviews, starred review

Celebrating the invention of vehicles, this collective biography tells the inspiring stories of the visionaries who changed the way we move across air, water, and land. Perfect for fans of Mistakes that Worked and Girls Think of Everything .

In a time when people believed flying was impossible, Joseph and Etienne Montgolfier proved that the sky wasn't the limit. When most thought horseback was the only way to race, Bertha and Karl Benz fired up their engines. From the invention of the bicycle and the passenger steam locomotive, to the first liquid-fuel propelled rocket and industrial robot, inventors across the world have redefined travel. Filled with informative sidebars and colorful illustrations, this collective biographytells the story of the experiments, failures, and successes of visionaries who changed the way the world moves."

Vivian Kirkfield describes herself as a writer for children and a reader forever. A retired teacher with a masters in Early Childhood Education who taught kindergarten for many years, she is the author of several picture books. She lives in Amherst, NH where the old stone library is her favorite hangout. She loves to try new ways to move around the Earth and has so far been skydiving, parasailing, and banana-boat riding..

Twitter: @viviankirkfield
Instagram: viviankirkfield
Facebook: viviankirkfield Gilbert Fordwas born into a family of photographers. Instead of taking up the camera, he moved to New York to attend the prestigious Pratt Institute. His illustrations have appeared in books, magazines, newspapers, toys, billboards and advertisements.

Twitter: @gilbertford
Instagram: @gilbertford777