ACCIDENTS MAY HAPPEN by Charlotte Foltz Jones

ACCIDENTS MAY HAPPEN

Fifty Inventions Discovered by Mistake
Age Range: 10 - 12
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KIRKUS REVIEW

 In this entertaining companion volume to Mistakes that Worked (1994), Jones describes more of the often humorous incidents that resulted in inventions, products, and fashions. The telephone and photography are discussed as well as cellophane, Bakelite, Masonite, and dynamite. Another chapter offers speculation as to the origins of yeast, raisins, coffee, and vinegar, without much in the way of documentation, and a part of a chapter is devoted to the meanings of some nursery rhymes (it's never clear what they have to do with inventions). Nevertheless, this is entertaining reading, with whimsical black-and-white drawings, places to write for more information, a brief bibliography, and an index. (Nonfiction. 10-12)

Pub Date: June 1st, 1996
ISBN: 0-385-32162-7
Page count: 86pp
Publisher: Delacorte
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Kirkus Reviews Issue: May 1st, 1996




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