The Night Henry Ford Met Santa
The Night Henry Ford Met Santa
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The Night Henry Ford Met Santa

Written by Carol Hagen & illustrated by Matt Faulkner
Published by Sleeping Bear Press
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Could Henry Ford have taken his idea for an automobile assembly line from the elves at the North Pole? Maybe so. Set just before Christmas in 1908, this charming tale finds Henry Ford puzzling over a way to make his Model T affordable for the average family. His little son Edsel suggests that Daddy write to Santa for advice. Since Santa makes toys for millions of children, Edsel points out, he must know a better way. Henry writes the letter just to please his son, but Santa actually answers by taking Henry to visit his North Pole workshop. When he sees the elves working in a line, each completing just one specific task on every toy that’s made, Henry Ford envisions an automobile assembly line. The story not only illustrates that children can teach adults how to dream, but it also provides an author’s note with factual information about Henry Ford and the Model T.

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    Book Details

    Publication Date
    September 1, 2006
    Reading Age
    5 - 8 years
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    WorldCat Number (OCLC)
    ASIN/ISBN 10
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