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The marvelous thing that came from a spring : the accidental invention of the toy that swept the nation / written and illustrated by Gilbert Ford ; photography by Greg Endries.

Ford, Gilbert, author. (Author).
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Available copies

  • 12 of 16 copies available at Evergreen Indiana.

Current holds

1 current hold with 16 total copies.

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Benton Co PL - Fowler E FOR (Text) 34044000902716 Easy Available -
Centerville Center Twp PL - Centerville J 790.1 FOR (Text) 76895000254187 2nd Floor Children's Nonfiction Checked out 04/12/2017
Greenwood PL - Greenwood J 790.133 FOR (Text) 36626103782819 JUV New Biographies Available -
Jay Co PL - Portland J790.133 F699 (Text) 76383000443851 Junior Non-Fiction In transit -
Monon Town and Twp PL - Monon J 790.1 FOR (Text) 36825000846855 Juvenile Non-Fiction Available -
Monticello-Union Twp PL - Monticello J 790.13 FOR (Text) 37743002195420 Children New Book Shelf Available -
Mooresville PL - Mooresville J 790.133 FOR (Text) 37323005284073 CHILD_NON Available -
Morgan Co PL - Martinsville Main Library E FOR (Text) 78551000374634 Easy Collection Available -
Morgan Co PL - Monrovia Branch E FOR (Text) 78551000374977 Easy Collection Checked out 04/12/2017
Newton Co PL - Lake Village Memorial Township Library j 790.133 FORD (Text) 71561000136838 Children's Nonfiction Available -
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  • ISBN: 9781481450652
  • ISBN: 1481450654
  • Physical Description: 34 unnumbered pages : color illustrations ; 29 cm
  • Edition: First edition.
  • Publisher: New York ; Atheneum Books for Young Readers, [2016]

Content descriptions

Bibliography, etc. Note: Includes bibliographical references.
Summary, etc.: One day, a spring fell from the desk of Richard James, an engineer and a dreamer. Its coils took a walk...and so did Richard's imagination. He knew right away that he had stumbled onto something marvelous. With the help of his wife, Betty, Richard took this ordinary spring and turned it into a plaything. But it wasn't just any old trinket--it was a Slinky, and it would become one of the most popular toys in American history.
Target Audience Note: Ages 4-8.
K to grade 3.
Subject: James, Richard T., 1914-1974.
James, Betty, 1918-2008.
Slinky (Toy) > Juvenile literature.
Inventors > United States > Biography.

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