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  • Mistakes That Worked
  • Written by Charlotte Jones
    Illustrated by John Obrien
  • Format: Trade Paperback | ISBN: 9780385320436
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Mistakes That Worked

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Synopsis

Synopsis

Popsicles, potato chips, Silly Putty, Velcro, and many other familiar things have fascinating stories behind them. In fact, dozens of products and everyday items had surprisingly haphazard beginnings. Mistakes That Worked offers forty of these unusual tales, along with hilarious cartoons and weird and amazing facts. Readers will be surprised and inspired!

Charlotte Jones

About Charlotte Jones

Charlotte Jones - Mistakes That Worked
Charlotte Foltz Jones is the author of Mistakes That Worked, Accidents May Happen, and Fingerprints and Talking Bones.

About the illustrator:
John O'Brien is well known for his New Yorker cartoons as well as his numerous children's book credits, including Mistakes That Worked, Accidents May Happen, and Mother Hubbard's Christmas.
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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.

Awards

WINNER 1996 Kentucky Bluegrass Master List

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