George Washington Carver: The Peanut Wizard

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Introducing Smart About Scientists! These books feature fascinating biographical information about the world's greatest scientists, ideas on scientific thinking, and real science experiments kids can try at home.

Annie Marcus is just nuts about peanut butter! When Annie finds out that George Washington Carver was responsible for the popularity of peanuts, she picks him for her scientist report. Annie learns all sorts of fascinating info-George Washington Carver was born into ...

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Overview

Introducing Smart About Scientists! These books feature fascinating biographical information about the world's greatest scientists, ideas on scientific thinking, and real science experiments kids can try at home.

Annie Marcus is just nuts about peanut butter! When Annie finds out that George Washington Carver was responsible for the popularity of peanuts, she picks him for her scientist report. Annie learns all sorts of fascinating info-George Washington Carver was born into slavery, but his dedication and unquenchable thirst for knowledge drove him to become a professor at a time when most institutions of higher learning were closed to blacks. This title explores Carver's brilliant career and discoveries, as well as his triumph over segregation to become one of the world's most renowned plant experts.

Illustrated by Jill Weber.

A fictional student's report presents information on George Washington Carver, who became an expert on peanuts and other plants and taught others at the famous college for African Americans, Tuskeegee Institute.

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780448432434
  • Publisher: Penguin Young Readers Group
  • Publication date: 12/29/2003
  • Series: Smart About History Series
  • Pages: 32
  • Sales rank: 162,795
  • Age range: 5 - 8 Years
  • Product dimensions: 7.05 (w) x 8.77 (h) x 0.11 (d)

Meet the Author

Jill Weber lives on a farm in New Hampshire with her husband and their pets. She has illustrated many books for adults and for children.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted June 14, 2005

    Wow, what a great book.

    I bought this book for my children. My daughter who is in second grade, picked it up and read it aloud from beginning to end with such enthusiasm. The book gives you historical facts, and highlights some really interesting fun details as well. It made me want to read it. Plus she had a research project to do on courage, and she used what she read to write a magnificent paper. Hope you buy this book for all of the little students that you know. It will help to make them well-rounded little people.

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