George Crum and the Saratoga Chip

George Crum and the Saratoga Chip

by Gaylia Taylor, Frank Morrison


View All Available Formats & Editions
Choose Expedited Shipping at checkout for guaranteed delivery by Wednesday, December 11


An account of the life and career of George Crum, a biracial chef who is credited with the invention of the potato chip at a Saratoga Springs, New York, restaurant in 1853. Based on historical records.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9781600606564
Publisher: Lee & Low Books, Inc.
Publication date: 04/01/2006
Edition description: Reprint
Pages: 32
Sales rank: 520,273
Product dimensions: 7.48(w) x 9.12(h) x 0.16(d)
Lexile: AD910L (what's this?)
Age Range: 6 - 10 Years

Customer Reviews

Most Helpful Customer Reviews

See All Customer Reviews

George Crum and the Saratoga Chip 4 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 2 reviews.
plashyreads on LibraryThing More than 1 year ago
I liked this book-- very interesting.
MSblast on LibraryThing More than 1 year ago
George Crum lands himself a job as a cook at the Moon's Lake House serving prominent people, such as Cornelius Vanderbilt, but faces adversity from challenging customers and for being part Native American and part African American. In 1853, a woman orders French Fries but keeps sending them back saying they are not thin enough and George slices the potatos down. Potato chips are born:-) George also creates his own restaurant where everyone is welcome. TEACHER TIP: Read Author's Note with children. EXTENSION ACTIVITY: Have children write a folktale about how their favorite food was invented.