Imaginative Inventions by Charise Mericle Harper
The Who, What, Where, When, and Why of Roller Skates, Potato Chips, Marbles, and Pie (and More!)

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Written in verse and filled with full-color illustrations drawn by the author, this book invites young readers inside the minds of great inventors, encouraging them to think imaginatively as it offers the origins of items such as roller skates, potato chips, eyeglasses, the vacuum cleaner, and more.

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Charise Mericle Harper is the author and illustrator of many books for young readers, including the Just Grace series and Flush: The Scoop on Poop. Her drawings have also been featured in several national magazines and newspapers.
Published September 1, 2001 by Little, Brown Books for Young Readers. 32 pages
Genres: History, Computers & Technology, Education & Reference, Children's Books, Literature & Fiction, Science & Math. Fiction

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Harper’s choice to rename Vanderbilt “Rick” is perplexing (rhymes with thick?), and hardly forgivable for the small print on the verso that states “though all the facts have been verified to the best of the author’s ability, it should be noted that creative storytelling and imagination were also ...

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In this edifying volume, Harper (When I Grow Up) explains how such everyday things as gum, skates and potato chips came to be, though she qualifies her research b

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