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published: Oct 2019
ISBN:9781525300288
publisher: Kids Can Press

Boy Who Invented the Popsicle, The

The Cool Science Behind Frank Epperson's Famous Frozen Treat

by Anne Renaud, illustrated by Milan Pavlovic & Milan Pavlovi?

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list price: $18.99
edition:Hardcover
published: Oct 2019
ISBN:9781525300288
publisher: Kids Can Press
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Frank William Epperson is a curious boy who wants to be an inventor when he grows up. Since inventing begins with experimenting, Frank spends a lot of time in his “laboratory” (i.e. his back porch) trying out his ideas, such as building a double-handled handcar that whizzes past the single-handled cars in his neighborhood. What Frank loves most, though, is experimenting with liquids. When he invents his own yummy flavored soda water drink, his friends love it! And this gets him to thinking: “I wonder what this drink would taste like frozen?” Though he doesn't yet realize it, his curiosity will lead to his best invention ever: the Popsicle!

In this innovative picture book, Anne Renaud tells a lively story inspired by a real person and true events. Budding scientists will be inspired to emulate the way Frank follows his curiosity, works hard and never gives up --- a growth mindset in action. Interwoven within the story are full-page illustrated instructions for four science experiments that Frank performs, so readers can try them at home or school. Thoroughly researched back matter provides additional historical notes, photos and a bibliography. This readable book covers social studies topics including early twentieth-century history and inventions and inventors, as well as science topics, such as simple chemistry experiments and an overview of the skills and strategies of scientific inquiry.

About the Authors
Anne Renaud has written over a dozen books for children, including picture books and nonfiction such as The True Tale of a Giantess: The Story of Anna Swan and Mr. Crum's Potato Predicament. She lives in Montreal, Quebec.
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Milan Pavlovic lives in Toronto with his family. When he is not illustrating picture books, drawing or playing the ukulele, he is teaching visual communication and illustration at OCAD University and Seneca College. His many other books include Son of Happy by Cary Fagan, The Boy Who Invented the Popsicle by Anne Renaud, Moon Wishes by Guy and Patricia Storms, Seamus’s Short Story by Heather Hartt-Sussman (“The illustrations, in rich watercolor and colored pencil, are elegantly patterned —School Library Journal, starred review) and The Snuggly by Glen Huser.

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Milan Pavlovic lives in Toronto with his family. When he is not illustrating picture books, drawing or playing the ukulele, he is teaching visual communication and illustration at OCAD University and Seneca College. His many other books include Son of Happy by Cary Fagan, The Boy Who Invented the Popsicle by Anne Renaud, Moon Wishes by Guy and Patricia Storms, Seamus’s Short Story by Heather Hartt-Sussman (“The illustrations, in rich watercolor and colored pencil, are elegantly patterned —School Library Journal, starred review) and The Snuggly by Glen Huser.

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Contributor Notes

Anne Renaud has written over a dozen books for children, including picture books and nonfiction such as The True Tale of a Giantess: The Story of Anna Swan and Mr. Crum's Potato Predicament. She lives in Montreal, Quebec.

Milan Pavlovi? is an illustrator and graphic artist whose drawings, illustrations, paintings and comics have been published and exhibited internationally. He teaches at OCAD University and Seneca College. He lives with his family in Toronto.

Recommended Age, Grade, and Reading Levels
Age:
4 to 8
Grade:
p to 3
Reading age:
4 to 8
Awards
  • , Washington Children's Choice Picture Book Award, Washington Library Association
  • , The Pennsylvania Young Reader's Choice Award, K-3 Category, Pennsylvania School Librarians Association
  • Winner, Horned Toad Tales List, CFISD
Editorial Reviews

... an inspiring story of a young person's passion and perseverance.—School Library Journal


The Boy Who Invented the Popsicle will certainly engage young readers ...

— CM Magazine

... delightful ...

— The Globe and Mail

... an inspiring story of a young person's passion and perseverance.

— School Library Journal

... delightful ...—The Globe and Mail


The Boy Who Invented the Popsicle will certainly engage young readers ...—CM Magazine


The Boy Who Invented the Popsicle will certainly engage young readers ...—CM Magazine


Sweet.

— Kirkus Reviews

An upbeat, biographical picture book with plenty of kid appeal.

— Booklist

Sweet.—Kirkus Reviews


... an ideal book to share with any budding natural science enthusiast or fan of frozen treats!—Montreal Review of Books

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