Just Like Rube Goldberg
Just Like Rube Goldberg
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Just Like Rube Goldberg

Written by Sarah Aronson & illustrated by Robert Neubecker
Published by Beach Lane Books
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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.

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Book Details

ISBN
9781481476683
Publication Date
March 12, 2019
Page Count
48
Reading Age
3 - 8 years
Lib. of Congress (LCCN)
2018016834
ASIN/ISBN 10
1481476688
Lexile® Level
690L
ATOS® Book Level
4.7
Accelerated Reader® Points
0.5
Accelerated Reader Quiz
504135
Accelerated Reader Interest Level
LG

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