The Kid Who Invented the Trampoline: More Surprising Stories about Inventions

Don L. Wulffson, Author
Don L. Wulffson, Author Dutton Children's Books $16.99 (120p) ISBN 978-0-525-46654-3
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Learn how 50 different things, among them false teeth, parking meters and Post-it notes, came to be in The Kid Who Invented the Trampoline: More Surprising Stories About Inventions by Don Wulffson. Leotards, for example, were named after Jules Leotard, a 19th-century French circus acrobat who was ""in love... with himself."" Designed with a retro look, the book offers two- to three-page sections for each invention and includes illustrations, period photographs and factoid sidebars. (July)
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