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Mistakes that worked
(Book)

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Published:
New York : Delacorte Press, 2013.
Format:
Book
Edition:
1st ed.
Physical Desc:
78 pages. : col. ill. ; 21 cm.
Accelerated Reader:
IL: MG - BL: 6.8 - AR Pts: 2
Lexile measure:
1040L
Fountas & Pinnell:
T
Rating:
Guided reading level: T
Status:
Deale Library - Children's Nonfiction
J 609 J
Description

Do you know how many things in your daily life were invented by accident? SANDWICHES came about when an English earl was too busy gambling to eat his meal and needed to keep one hand free. POTATO CHIPS were first cooked by a chef who was furious when a customer complained that his fried potatoes weren't thin enough. Coca-Cola, Silly Putty, and X rays have fascinating stories behind them too! Their unusual tales, and many more, along with hilarious cartoons and weird, amazing facts, make up this fun-filled book about everyday items that had surprisingly haphazard beginnings.

And don't miss Eat Your Words about the fascinating language of food!

Praise for Mistakes That Worked :

"A splendid book that is as informative as it is entertaining . . . a gem." -- Booklist, Starred

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Language:
English
ISBN:
0385320434 (pbk.) :, 9780385320436 (pbk.) :, 9780399552021 (hdc./Turtleback) :
Accelerated Reader:
MG
Level 6.8, 2 Points
Lexile measure:
1040
Fountas & Pinnell:
T

Notes

General Note
"A Doubleday Book for Young Readers."
Bibliography
Includes bibliographical references (p. 76-78) and index.
Description
Presents the stories behind forty things that were invented or named by accident, including aspirin, X-rays, frisbees, silly putty, and velcro.
Target Audience
Guided reading level: T
Citations
APA Citation (style guide)

Jones, C. F., & O'Brien, J. (2013). Mistakes that worked. New York: Delacorte Press.

Chicago / Turabian - Author Date Citation (style guide)

Jones, Charlotte Foltz and John O'Brien. 2013. Mistakes That Worked. New York: Delacorte Press.

Chicago / Turabian - Humanities Citation (style guide)

Jones, Charlotte Foltz and John O'Brien, Mistakes That Worked. New York: Delacorte Press, 2013.

MLA Citation (style guide)

Jones, Charlotte Foltz., and John O'Brien. Mistakes That Worked. New York: Delacorte Press, 2013. Print.

Note! Citation formats are based on standards as of July 2010. Citations contain only title, author, edition, publisher, and year published. Citations should be used as a guideline and should be double checked for accuracy.
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