GEORGE CARVER: Boy Scientist by Augusta Stevenson

GEORGE CARVER: Boy Scientist

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Another good addition to this series of simple biographies of the boyhoods of famous Americans. Carver's story is an inspiring one for all ages, and this is a recapturing of his boyhood, as a slave of kindly Koss Carver who gave him a home when his mother was taken by the Night Riders, and found that he'd rather work with plants than George experimented in his secret garden with plants and soil; he doctored the neighbors' sick plants; he learned -- with the help of Mrs. Carver -- to read, write and spell, and when one of the very first Negro schools opened, he was sent there, and got the start of the education which led to Ames College, Iowa, and his extraordinary career as one of our great scientists.

Pub Date: Sept. 5th, 1944
Publisher: Bobbs-Merrill