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Title:
George Washington Carver : the peanut wizard
ISBN:
9780448432434

9780448432861
Publication Information:
New York : Grosset & Dunlap, c2003.
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1 v. (unpaged) : ill. (some col.) ; 24 cm.
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Summary:
A fictional student's report presents information on George Washington Carver, who became an expert on peanuts and other plants and taught others at the famous college for African Americans, Tuskeegee Institute.
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Introducing Smart About Scientists! These books feature fascinating biographical information about the world's greatest scientists, ideas on scientific thinking, and real science experiments kids can try at home.

Annie Marcus is just nuts about peanut butter! When Annie finds out that George Washington Carver was responsible for the popularity of peanuts, she picks him for her scientist report. Annie learns all sorts of fascinating info-George Washington Carver was born into slavery, but his dedication and unquenchable thirst for knowledge drove him to become a professor at a time when most institutions of higher learning were closed to blacks. This title explores Carver's brilliant career and discoveries, as well as his triumph over segregation to become one of the world's most renowned plant experts.

Illustrated by Jill Weber.


Author Notes

Laura Driscoll lives in Middletown, Connecticut.


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Horn Book Review

The conceit that a kid, Annie, wrote this text as a school report works well: the child's voice adds perspective and liveliness without being cutesy or intrusive. The ""report"" features handsome illustrations (ostensibly made by Annie), complete with dialogue balloons; black-and-white photos of Carver; a science experiment; peanut facts (though not that it's a legume); and a recipe. (c) Copyright 2010. The Horn Book, Inc., a wholly owned subsidiary of Media Source, Inc. No redistribution permitted. All rights reserved.