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Robert Fulton Boy Craftsman (Childhood of Famous Americans)

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Inventions and improvements of inventions--these were the products of Fulton's mechanical ability. His most famous was the "Clermont," a steamboat he launched on the Hudson. Here is his boyhood.
Published June 2000 by Bobbs-Merrill Company (first published January 1st 1945)
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Nov 03, 2013 Linda rated it it was amazing
Do you have a child who’s always coming up with ideas or working on projects? My middle child is one of those.

This biography for children is about the boy who grew up to construct the first successful steamboat, The Clermont in 1807. Robert Fulton was born in Lancaster County, Pennsylvania in 1765, and as his father died when he was only three or four years old, he became a gunsmith’s apprentice at a young age. Mrs. Henry’s story depicts Robert as a bright and inventive lad who was always coming
Nov 16, 2014 Stephanie rated it it was amazing
I used this book as part of our home-school curriculum. My 8 and 10 yr olds loved it! Highly recommend to young and old alike.
Jessica Moreno
id like to get this for my,,,,the first steamboat,,,,how interesting,,,
Oct 25, 2016 Lisa rated it liked it  ·  review of another edition
Recommended to Lisa by: Sonlight Homeschool Curriculum
Biography for young children about Robert Fulton, an early American engineer and inventor who invented an early version of a steamboat that successfully carried passengers from New York City to Albany and back in 1807. This account focuses mostly on his life as a young boy growing up in Pennsylvania in the late 1700s.
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Marguerite Henry (April 13, 1902-November 26, 1997) was an American writer. The author of fifty-nine books based on true stories of horses and other animals, her work has captivated entire generations of children and young adults and won several Newbery Awards and Honors. Among the more famous of her works was Misty of Chincoteague, which was the basis for the 1961 movie Misty, and several sequel ...more
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