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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).

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  • 19 of 19 copies available at Bibliomation. (Show)
  • 1 of 1 copy available at Howard Whittemore Library - Naugatuck.
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Howard Whittemore Library - Naugatuck J 790.1 FOR (Text to phone) 34027137956465 Juvenile Nonfiction Available -

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General Note: Charter Oak Children’s Book Award (COCBA) Nominee, 2017-2018.
Kennebec Valley Book Award nominee 2017-2018.
Bibliography, etc. Note: Includes bibliographical references.
Summary, etc.: "With magnificent dioramic illustrations, Gilbert Ford captures the joy, creativity, and determination behind the invention of an iconic, one-of-a-kind toy: the Slinky! 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, "--Amazon.com.
Target Audience Note:
Ages 4-8.
K to grade 3.
Awards Note:
Charter Oak Children’s Book Award (COCBA) Nominee, 2017-2018.
Kennebec Valley Book Award nominee 2017-2018.
Subject: James, Richard T 1914-1974
James, Betty 1918-2008
James, Richard T 1914-1974
James, Betty 1918-2008
Slinky (Toy) Juvenile literature
Inventors United States Biography
Slinky (Toy)
Inventors United States Biography
Genre: Picture books for children.
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