Gadget Hero (Read-It! Chapter Books Series)

Gadget Hero (Read-It! Chapter Books Series)

by Lisa Thompson, Matthew Stapleton
     
 

When Luke and Sophie are school-newspaper reporters at a Gadget Fair, they notice small signs in strange spots around the building saying "Thanks Hero," and they set out to find out who is behind the signs.

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When Luke and Sophie are school-newspaper reporters at a Gadget Fair, they notice small signs in strange spots around the building saying "Thanks Hero," and they set out to find out who is behind the signs.

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Children's Literature
Author Thompson has done it again; number 7 in the "Wonder Wits" series is a book of thoughts and ideas. Luke and Sophie attend the Gadget Fair, looking for a great story for their school newspaper. They are disappointed by the inventions until they spot a woman placing a sign on a vending machine. The sign simply says "Thanks Hero." They had seen these signs throughout the fair building, so they asked her about them. They discover that she is Miss Richards, president of the Hero Appreciation Society. Hero was a Greek inventor in Alexandria, Egypt, approximately 2000 years ago. Many of his inventions are used today in elevator doors, vending machines, and steam-powered engines. Excited by Hero's inventions, the students realize they have the perfect story for their paper. They place signs all over the school and have a contest, using Hero's wind ball—a spinning ball powered by steam. Newspapers are snatched up on printing day and Luke and Sophie are a great success. Miss Richards receives her own copy of her science hero, and she makes Luke and Sophie members of the Hero Appreciation Society. Who knows what these two students will invent in their time? Detailed explanations and pictures of these inventions make the book easily understandable for any student interested in science. This book would be an asset to the elementary science curriculum. 2006 (orig. 2004), Picture Window Books, Ages 6 to 10.
—Debbie West

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9781404813496
Publisher:
Capstone Press
Publication date:
09/01/2005
Series:
Read-It! Chapter Books: Wonder Wits Series
Pages:
48
Product dimensions:
5.75(w) x 8.25(h) x 0.30(d)
Age Range:
7 - 10 Years

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