May 4, 2010
May 4, 2010
Meghan McCarthy is a graduate of the Rhode Island School of Design. She is the award-winning author and illustrator of many books for children, including Aliens Are Coming!: The True Account of the 1938 War of the Worlds Radio Broadcast, which was named a School Library Journal Best Book of the Year, a Kirkus Reviews Best Book of the Year, and an ALA Notable Book; Strong Man: The Story of Charles Atlas, a Booklist Best Book; and City Hawk: The Story of Pale Male. Ms. McCarthy lives in New York City, where she works as a bookseller. Visit her online at www.meghan-mccarthy.com.
The story of how gum went from just being something that was joylessly chewed to a treat that was flavorful and could create huge bubbles is told here. This picture book biography provides all sorts of fun facts about gum, starting with the ancient Greeks and moving all the way up to the 20th-century, when Walter Diemer started messing with different formulas to turn gum into something really special. With lots of facts and trivia, as well as illustrations.
- Online Item #: 12282857
- Store Item Number (DPCI): 248-43-2868
- ISBN: 9781416979708
- Item can be gift wrapped.
- Made in the USA or Imported