Papa's Mechanical Fish by Candace Fleming

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A humorous tribute to the zany, determined and innovative side of invention.
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Clink! Clankety-bang! Thump-whirr! That's the sound of Papa at work. Although he is an inventor, he has never made anything that works perfectly, and that's because he hasn't yet found a truly fantastic idea. But when he takes his family fishing on Lake Michigan, his daughter Virena asks, "Have you ever wondered what it's like to be a fish?"—and Papa is off to his workshop. With a lot of persistence and a little bit of help, Papa—who is based on the real-life inventor Lodner Phillips—creates a submarine that can take his family for a trip to the bottom of Lake Michigan.

 

About Candace Fleming

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CANDACE FLEMING's most recent picture books include Clever Jack Takes the Cake and Imogene's Last Stand, and she is also the author of the nonfiction titles The Great and Only Barnum; The Lincolns, and Amelia Lost. ERIC ROHMANN is a painter, printmaker, and fine bookmaker. His books for children include Time Flies, recipient of a Caldecott Honor Award.
 
Published June 4, 2013 by Farrar, Straus and Giroux (BYR). 40 pages
Genres: Biographies & Memoirs, Children's Books, Science Fiction & Fantasy. Fiction
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A humorous tribute to the zany, determined and innovative side of invention.

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