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Wood, wire, wings : Emma Lilian Todd invents an airplane

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"Emma Lilian Todd's mind was always soaring--she loved to solve problems. Lilian tinkered and fiddled with all sorts of objects, turning dreams into useful inventions. As a child, she took apart and reassembled clocks to figure out how they worked. As an adult, typing up patents at the U.S. Patent Office, Lilian built the inventions in her mind, including many designs for flying machines. However, they all seemed too impractical. Lilian knew she could design one that worked. She took inspiration from both nature and her many failures, driving herself to perfect the design that would eventually successfully fly." -- amazon.com.

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Williamson Public Library J 629.13 LAR (Text)
Children's Nonfiction
52152300744139
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  • ISBN: 9781629799384
  • ISBN: 1629799386
  • Physical Description: 1 volume (unpaged) : illustrations (chiefly color) ; 29 cm
  • Edition: First edition.
  • Publisher: New York : Calkins Creek, an imprint of Boyds Mills & Kane, 2020.

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"Emma Lilian Todd's mind was always soaring--she loved to solve problems. Lilian tinkered and fiddled with all sorts of objects, turning dreams into useful inventions. As a child, she took apart and reassembled clocks to figure out how they worked. As an adult, typing up patents at the U.S. Patent Office, Lilian built the inventions in her mind, including many designs for flying machines. However, they all seemed too impractical. Lilian knew she could design one that worked. She took inspiration from both nature and her many failures, driving herself to perfect the design that would eventually successfully fly." -- amazon.com.
Subject: Todd, Emma Lilian, 1865-1937 > Juvenile literature.
Aeronautics > United States > Biography > Juvenile literature.
Women engineers > United States > Biography > Juvenile literature.
Women inventors > United States > Biography > Juvenile literature.
Women air pilots > United States > Biography > Juvenile literature.
Airplanes > United States > History > Juvenile literature.
Women > United States > Biography > Juvenile literature.
Genre: Biographies.
Picture books.


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