Papa's Mechanical Fish

by Candace Fleming

Other authorsBoris Kulikov (Illustrator)
Hardcover, 2013

Call number

E F

Publication

Farrar, Straus and Giroux (BYR) (2013), Edition: First, 40 pages

Description

In the summer of 1851, with encouragement and ideas provided by his family, an inventor builds a working submarine and takes his family for a ride. Includes notes about Lodner Phillips, the real inventor on whom the story is based.

User reviews

LibraryThing member Sullywriter
Kulikov's illustrations are a great complement to this fanciful story about eccentric inventor Lodner Phillips.
LibraryThing member Annalisebradshaw
I absolutely loved this book. This fictional story was based on the true event where a man who was obsessed with building a submarine and included his wife and children. The story follows the families endeavors as the father continues to learn through trial and error - JUST LIKE THE ENGINEERING
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PROCESS. This book would be a great tool to pair with an engineer unit or introduction.
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Pages

40

ISBN

0374399085 / 9780374399085

Lexile

L
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