In the Bag!: Margaret Knight Wraps It Up

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Product Details
Price
$7.95  $7.39
Publisher
Tundra Books (NY)
Publish Date
Pages
32
Dimensions
7.8 X 9.8 X 0.2 inches | 0.35 pounds
Language
English
Type
Paperback
EAN/UPC
9781770495159

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About the Author
Monica Kulling was born in Vancouver, British Columbia. A poet, she has also published many books for children. Best known for her clear and engaging biographies, she has tackled subjects ranging from Harriet Tubman and Eleanor Roosevelt to Harry Houdini. Her book It's A Snap! George Eastman's First Photograph, illustrated by Bill Slavin, was the first in Tundra's Great Idea Series. Monica Kulling lives in Toronto. The author lives in Toronto, Ontario.

Award-winning artist David Parkins has illustrated more than fifty books for children. He began his career at Dyfed College of Art in Wales, where he studied wildlife illustration. From there, he attended the Lincoln College of Art. Upon graduation, he became a freelance illustrator who spent many years drawing for the British children's comic The Beano and producing illustrations for several educational publishers. David Parkins is the illustrator of the critically acclaimed Clip-Clop by Eleanor Koldofsky.
Reviews
Praise for In the Bag!

"...In clean, straightforward prose, Kulling explains how Knight's interest in and knack for machines was present even at a young age.... Paired with Parkins's detailed and handsome pen-and-ink illustrations, the book focuses on Knight's invention of a paper bag-manufacturing machine and her legal fight to protect her creation after her idea was stolen." - Publishers Weekly

"...a delightful picture book biography of a little known inspiring woman.... I love stories about smart and determined young women and Kulling's lively text tells an inspiring story about this determined woman who 'never gave up without a fight.' David Parkins' charming illustrations are filled with carefully drawn period details and engaging humor.... Don't miss this really excellent book that opens the door to a multitude of curricular uses." - Bookends, a Booklist Blog

"This is the wonderful story of an early female inventor. Margaret Knight began inventing at the age of 12, when she was working in a cotton mill and created a device that made looms safer. But her most famous invention is one we're all familiar with - she created a machine that made flat-bottomed paper bags." - Ten Great Science Books for Kids, Smithsonia.com