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Bertha takes a drive : how the Benz authomobile changed the world / Jan Adkins.

Adkins, Jan, 1944- (author, illustrator.).

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  • 1 of 1 copy available at Evergreen Indiana.

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Location Call Number / Copy Notes Barcode Shelving Location Status Due Date
Alexandria-Monroe PL - Alexandria jB BEN (Text) 37521530869694 AMPL Juvenile New Fiction Shelf Available -

Record details

  • ISBN: 9781580896962
  • ISBN: 1580896960
  • Physical Description: 1 volume (unpaged, hardcover) : color illustrations ; 25 cm x 28 cm
  • Publisher: Watertown, Massachusetts : Charlesbridge Publishing Inc., [2017]

Content descriptions

Summary, etc.: It's 1888 and Bertha Benz's husband, Karl, has invented the prototype Benz motorwagen. But the German government declares the vehicle illegal, and the church calls it the devil's work. Unbeknownst to her husband, Bertha steals away with her two sons and drives nearly one hundred miles to prove just how amazing the motorwagen is. Bertha's mechanical savvy gets the boys to Grandma's house safely, and the remarkable mother/son road trip reduces global concern about moving vehicles.
Target Audience Note: Ages 6-7
Grades 1-2
Awards Note: A Junior Library Guild selection.
Subject: Automobile travel > Germany > History > 19th century > Juvenile literature.
Benz, Bertha, 1849-1944 > Juvenile literature.
Automobiles > Germany > History > 19th century > Juvenile literature.
Mercedes automobiles > History > Juvenile literature.
JUVENILE NONFICTION / Biography & Autobiography / Historical.
JUVENILE NONFICTION / Girls & Women.
JUVENILE NONFICTION / Technology / Machinery & Tools.

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