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Author Barton, Chris, author.
Title Whoosh! : Lonnie Johnson's super-soaking stream of inventions / Chris Barton ; illustrated by Don Tate.
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 Margate - Juv Picture Book  BARTON    AVAILABLE
Description 1 volume (unpaged) : illustrations ; 28 cm
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Summary You know the Super Soaker. It's one of top twenty toys of all time. And it was invented entirely by accident. Trying to create a new cooling system for refrigerators and air conditioners, inventor Lonnie Johnson instead created the mechanics for the iconic toy. A love for rockets, robots, inventions, and a mind for creativity began early in Lonnie Johnson's life. Growing up in a house full of brothers and sisters, persistence and a passion for problem solving became the cornerstone for a career as an engineer and his work with NASA. But it is his invention of the Super Soaker water gun that has made his most memorable splash with kids and adults.
Awards 2017-2018 Texas Bluebonnet Award Nominee
Study Program Accelerated Reader 4.7.
Subject Johnson, Lonnie, 1949- -- Juvenile literature.
African American inventors -- Alabama -- Biography -- Juvenile literature.
Inventors -- United States -- Biography -- Juvenile literature.
African Americans -- Alabama -- Biography -- Juvenile literature.
Added Author Tate, Don, illustrator.
ISBN 9781580892971 (reinforced for library use)
1580892973 (reinforced for library use)
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