Whoosh! : Lonnie Johnson's super-soaking stream of inventions (Book, 2016) [WorldCat.org]
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Whoosh! : Lonnie Johnson's super-soaking stream of inventions

Author: Chris Barton; Don Tate
Publisher: Watertown, MA : Charlesbridge, [2016] ©2016
Edition/Format:   Print book : Biography : Juvenile audience : EnglishView all editions and formats
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You know the Super Soaker. It's one of top twenty toys of all time. And it was invented entirely by accident. Trying to create a new cooling system for refrigerators and air conditioners, inventor Lonnie Johnson instead created the mechanics for the iconic toy. A love for rockets, robots, inventions, and a mind for creativity began early in Lonnie Johnson's life. Growing up in a house full of brothers and sisters,  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Biography
Juvenile literature
Paper case bindings
Illustrated case bindings
Illustrated endpapers
book jackets
picture books
Picture books
Biographies
Juvenile works
Livres d'images
Biography Juvenile literature
Biographies Ouvrages pour la jeunesse
Named Person: Lonnie Johnson; Lonnie Johnson; Lonnie Johnson; Lonnie Johnson
Material Type: Biography, Juvenile audience, Internet resource
Document Type: Book, Internet Resource
All Authors / Contributors: Chris Barton; Don Tate
ISBN: 9781580892971 1580892973 9780605964235 0605964238 9781580892988 1580892981
OCLC Number: 911199940
Awards: 2017-2018 Texas Bluebonnet Award Nominee
Target Audience: 820L; Sentence length: 4 (hard); Word frequency: 3 (medium)
Description: 1 volume (unpaged) : illustrations ; 28 cm
Responsibility: Chris Barton ; illustrated by Don Tate.
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You know the Super Soaker. It's one of top twenty toys of all time. And it was invented entirely by accident. Trying to create a new cooling system for refrigerators and air conditioners, inventor Lonnie Johnson instead created the mechanics for the iconic toy. A love for rockets, robots, inventions, and a mind for creativity began early in Lonnie Johnson's life. Growing up in a house full of brothers and sisters, persistence and a passion for problem solving became the cornerstone for a career as an engineer and his work with NASA. But it is his invention of the Super Soaker water gun that has made his most memorable splash with kids and adults.

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