Who Was Milton Bradley?

by Kirsten Anderson

Other authorsNancy Harrison (Illustrator), Tim Foley (Illustrator)
Paperback, 2016

Status

Available

Local notes

921 BRA

Collection

Publication

Grosset & Dunlap (2016), Edition: Dgs, 106 pages. $5.99 (Sept 2017).

Description

Meet the man behind the board games: Milton Bradley. Born in Maine in 1836, Milton Bradley moved with his family to the working-class city of Lowell, Massachusetts, at age 11. His early life consisted of several highs and lows, from graduating high school and attending Harvard to getting laid off and losing his first wife. These experiences gave Bradley the idea for his first board game: The Checkered Game of Life. He produced and sold Life across the country and it quickly became a national sensation. Working with his company, the Milton Bradley Company, he continued to produce board games, crayons, and kid-friendly school supplies for the rest of his life. He is often credited as the father of board games, and the Milton Bradley Company has created Battleship, Jenga, Yahtzee, Trouble, and many more classic games.… (more)

Language

Original language

English

Physical description

106 p.; 5.25 inches

ISBN

0448488477 / 9780448488479

Barcode

5416

Lexile

830L

Pages

106

Rating

(1 rating; 5)
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