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

Author: Chris Barton
Publisher: New York, NY : Scholastic Inc., 2016. ©2016
Edition/Format:   Print book : Biography : Juvenile audience : EnglishView all editions and formats
Summary:
"You know the Super Soaker. It's one of the top twenty toys of all time. And it was an accidental discovery that brought it into being. 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 were present in Lonnie Johnson's early life. Growing up in a  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Biography
Literature
Biographies
Juvenile works
Juvenile literature
Biography Juvenile literature
Biographies Ouvrages pour la jeunesse
Named Person: Lonnie Johnson; Lonnie Johnson
Material Type: Biography, Juvenile audience
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Chris Barton
ISBN: 9781338158946 1338158945 1643108352 9781643108353 9781580892971 1580892973 9781580892988 1580892981 9781338314892 1338314890 9781607346401 1607346400 9781607348542 1607348543
OCLC Number: 999606854
Awards: Short-listed for Cook Prize 2017
Short-listed for IRA CBC Children's Choice.
Description: 32 unnumbered pages : color illustrations ; 27 cm
Responsibility: Chris Barton ; illustrated by Don Tate.

Abstract:

"You know the Super Soaker. It's one of the top twenty toys of all time. And it was an accidental discovery that brought it into being. 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 were present in Lonnie Johnson's early life. Growing up in a house full of siblings, Lonnie demonstrated persistence and a passion for problem solving that became the cornerstone of his career as an engineer and his work with NASA. But it is Lonnie's invention of the Super Soaker water gun that has made the most memorable splash in popular culture."--

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