Whoosh! by Chris Barton audiobook

Whoosh!: Lonnie Johnson's Super-Soaking Stream of Inventions

By Chris Barton
Read by JD Jackson

Recorded Books, Inc.

Unabridged

Format : Library CD (In Stock)
  • ISBN: 9781664456297

  • ISBN: 9781664564121

Runtime: 0.21 Hours
Category: Nonfiction/Biography
Audience: Children (8–12)
Language: English

Summary

Summary

Lonnie Johnson was always building things. As a kid he made rockets. As a teenager he built a robot from scratch. As an adult he worked for NASAs Jet Propulsion Laboratory on the Galileo orbiter and probe that studied Jupiter. And then one day, while hooking up his latest invention to the bathroom sink to test it out WHOOSH! Water shot across the room. This would make a great water gun, Lonnie thought. Meet the innovative engineer who unexpectedly invented one of the most popular toys of all timethe Super Soaker.

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Author

Author Bio: Chris Barton

Author Bio: Chris Barton

Chris Barton is the author of the New York Times and Publishers Weekly bestseller Shark Vs. Train. It was a finalist for the 2011 Children’s Choice Book Awards and named one of the best books of 2010 by Publishers Weekly, School Library Journal, Kirkus Reviews, Parents, The Washington Post, Barnes & Noble, and The Bank Street Children’s Book Committee. It was a Junior Library Guild selection, received a silver honor from the Parents’ Choice Awards, and has won statewide book awards in Colorado, Illinois, Indiana, Ohio, Pennsylvania, and Utah.

Barton is also the author of the American Library Association Sibert Honor-winning The Day-Glo Brothers and Can I See Your ID? True Stories of False Identities. He is married to novelist, Jennifer Ziegler, and they live in Austin, Texas.

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Details

Available Formats : CD, Library CD
Category: Nonfiction/Biography
Runtime: 0.21
Audience: Children (8–12)
Language: English