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Hardcover Thank You Very Much, Captain Ericsson Book

ISBN: 0823416267

ISBN13: 9780823416264

Thank You Very Much, Captain Ericsson

When Captain John Ericsson wasn't busy succeeding, he was busy failing...gloriously, Captain Ericsson's inventions--a sleek and effecient fire engine, a speedy steam locomotive--were regularly met with uninspired scorn and disdain. Undaunted by these setbacks, he set to work for the Union army on an ironclad ship torival the Confederate Merrimac. His design was greeted with the usual skepticism, but when Captain John Ericsson's strange-looking Monitor...

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Humorous History

A light-hearted picture book biography of inventor John Ericsson, who, when he wasn't busy succeeding, was busy failing...gloriously. The comic-style illustrations add to the humorous effect. The book is listed as written for 2nd to 4th graders, but I suspect that 2nd graders would be less interested in the subject matter than 4th - or even 5th graders would be. A perfect choice for a reluctant reader in the upper grades because of the illustrations and the real history portrayed in an entertaining manner.
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