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Mistakes That Worked

Mistakes That Worked

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By (author) Charlotte Jones

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  • Publisher: Delacorte Press Books for Young Readers
  • Format: Paperback | 78 pages
  • Dimensions: 198mm x 201mm x 10mm | 249g
  • Publication date: 1 June 1994
  • Publication City/Country: New York
  • ISBN 10: 0385320434
  • ISBN 13: 9780385320436
  • Edition statement: Reissue
  • Sales rank: 51,119

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Piggy banks, silly putty, potato chips and frisbees are all things that were invented by mistake."Jones gathers together in a splendid book that is as informative as it is entertaining. Jones has great fun with facts, dredging up plenty in a lively, anecdotal account that recollects the oddball origins of a variety of foods, clothing, toys, and devices....A gem of a book."-- "Booklist," starred review.Includes a bibliography. An IRA-CBC Children's Choice.

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CHARLOTTE FOLTZ JONES was an author of award-winning nonfiction books for children, as well as numerous magazine articles. JOHN O'BRIEN is a frequent contributor to the "New Yorker" magazine and has illustrated many popular children's books.

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"Jones gathers together in a splendid book that is as informative as it is entertaining. Jones has great fun with facts, dredging up plenty in a lively, anecdotal account that recollects the oddball origins of a variety of foods, clothing, toys, and devices....A gem of a book."--"Booklist", starred review.

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Piggy banks, silly putty, potato chips and frisbees are all things that were invented by mistake. Includes a bibliography. An IRA-CBC Children's Choice.