George Washington Carver: The Peanut Wizard

George Washington Carver: The Peanut Wizard


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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.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9780448432434
Publisher: Penguin Young Readers Group
Publication date: 12/29/2003
Series: Smart About History Series
Pages: 32
Sales rank: 287,424
Product dimensions: 7.00(w) x 9.00(h) x 0.14(d)
Age Range: 5 - 9 Years

About the Author

Laura Driscoll lives in Middletown, Connecticut.

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George Washington Carver: The Peanut Wizard 4.3 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 3 reviews.
Guest More than 1 year ago
I bought this book for my children. My daughter who is in second grade, picked it up and read it aloud from beginning to end with such enthusiasm. The book gives you historical facts, and highlights some really interesting fun details as well. It made me want to read it. Plus she had a research project to do on courage, and she used what she read to write a magnificent paper. Hope you buy this book for all of the little students that you know. It will help to make them well-rounded little people.
Kcarline143 on LibraryThing More than 1 year ago
This is a fun biography book on George Washington Carver. It talks about his impact on America, his love for peanut butter, and where he was born and raised. Great book if a child needs to learn about George Washington Carver's contributions to society.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago