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The boy who invented the Popsicle : the cool science behind Frank Epperson's famous frozen treat / Anne Renaud ; [illustrated by] Milan Pavlović.

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  • 3 of 4 copies available at Sage Library System. (Show)
  • 1 of 1 copy available at Harney County Public Libraries. (Show)
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Summary:

"A curious child who always knew he wanted to be an inventor when he grew up, Frank spent much of his youth experimenting in his basement laboratory -- mixing and measuring, testing and inspecting, studying and scrutinizing. One of his favorite things to experiment with was soda water, and one day after discovering the perfect flavoring for his most recent invention, he left it outside on his back porch with a spoon in it. The next morning, the drink had frozen solid -- he had invented a frozen treat. It wasn't until he was an adult that Frank decided to market his invention. At first, he called it the "Ep-sicle," but with his nine children constantly begging, "Pop, can we have a 'sicle"?" he changed the name to the Popsicle. The science experiments that young Frank performs in the story are interweaved throughout the narrative, so readers can experiment right along with him. At the end of the book are additional historical notes about Frank and his invention, along with photos and a bibliography."--
Location Call Number / Copy Notes Barcode Shelving Location Circulation Modifier Age Hold Protection Active/Create Date Status Due Date
Harney County Library E REN (Text) 37720000594960 New Juvenile Book Branch_Only_3months 12/04/2019 Available -

Record details

  • ISBN: 9781525300288
  • ISBN: 1525300288
  • Physical Description: 1 volume (unpaged) : color illustrations ; 24 x 27 cm
  • Publisher: Toronto : Kids Can Press, 2019.

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Bibliography, etc. Note:
Includes bibliographical references.
Summary, etc.:
"A curious child who always knew he wanted to be an inventor when he grew up, Frank spent much of his youth experimenting in his basement laboratory -- mixing and measuring, testing and inspecting, studying and scrutinizing. One of his favorite things to experiment with was soda water, and one day after discovering the perfect flavoring for his most recent invention, he left it outside on his back porch with a spoon in it. The next morning, the drink had frozen solid -- he had invented a frozen treat. It wasn't until he was an adult that Frank decided to market his invention. At first, he called it the "Ep-sicle," but with his nine children constantly begging, "Pop, can we have a 'sicle"?" he changed the name to the Popsicle. The science experiments that young Frank performs in the story are interweaved throughout the narrative, so readers can experiment right along with him. At the end of the book are additional historical notes about Frank and his invention, along with photos and a bibliography."-- Provided by publisher.
Target Audience Note:
AD790L Lexile
Subject: Epperson, Frank, 1894-1983 > Juvenile literature.
Children as inventors > California > Biography > Juvenile literature.
Ice pops > History > Juvenile literature.
Food > Experiments > Juvenile literature.
Genre: Picture books.
Biographies.

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