Just Like Rube Goldberg

Just Like Rube Goldberg

The Incredible True Story of the Man Behind the Machines

Book - 2019 | First edition
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Discover how Rube Goldberg followed his dreams to become an award-winning cartoonist, inventor, and even an adjective in the dictionary in this inspiring and funny biographical picture book.

Want to become an award-winning cartoonist and inventor? Follow your dreams, just like Rube Goldberg! From a young age, Rube Goldberg had a talent for art. But his father, a German immigrant, wanted Rube to have a secure job. So, Rube went to college and became an engineer.

But Rube didn't want to spend his life mapping sewer pipes. He wanted to follow his passion, so Rube got a low-level job at a newspaper, and from there, he worked his way up, creating cartoons that made people laugh and tickled the imagination. He became known for his fantastic Rube Goldberg machines--complicated contraptions with many parts that performed a simple task in an elaborate and farfetched way. Eventually, his cartoons earned him a Pulitzer Prize and his own adjective in the dictionary. This moving biography is sure to encourage young artists and inventors to pursue their passions.
Audience: Ages 3-8
K to Grade 3
Publisher: New York :, Beach Lane Books,, [2019]
Edition: First edition
Copyright Date: ©2019
ISBN: 9781481476683
Branch Call Number: j921 GOL (Dayson Collection)
Characteristics: 1 volume (unpaged) : illustrations (chiefly colour) ; 27 cm
Additional Contributors: Neubecker, Robert - Illustrator

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