Levi Strauss Gets a Bright Idea by Tony Johnston,Stacy (ILT) Innerst Stacy Innerst

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Retells, in tall-tale fashion, how Levi Strauss went to California during the Gold Rush, saw the need for a sturdier kind of trouser, and invented jeans.
 

About Tony Johnston,Stacy (ILT) Innerst Stacy Innerst

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TONY JOHNSTON's numerous books for children include It's About Dogs, illustrated by Ted Rand, Very Scary, illustrated by Douglas Florian, and The Day of the Dead, illustrated by Jeanette Winter. She lives with her family in California. 9780152061456
 
Published January 1, 2011 by Harcourt Childrens Books.
Genres: Young Adult.

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A tall-tale version of the invention of blue jeans by a New York peddler who came late to the California gold rush but saw a need and filled it.

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Publishers Weekly

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Using the scant facts available, Johnston (My Abuelita) offers a loose, tall-tale account, "stretche[d] to near popping," of how Levi Strauss came to be credited with creating the blue jeans that still bear his name.

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New York Journal of Books

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“With a flurry of snipping and clipping, Levi Strauss produces pants that last and last.

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