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Rocks in His Head by Carol Otis Hurst
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Dec 04, 2010

it was amazing
bookshelves: picture-book, read-with-the-kids, education, love-of-learning, inspires-greatness, scholar
Read in March, 2009

The author's father was a rockhound as a child and always told he has rocks in his head. Throughout his life he collects more and more rocks, and studies all he can about them. He becomes a gas station owner but sets aside an area there to display some of his rocks. As times get hard and there is less work at the gas station he spends more and more time at the museum looking at rocks (though his collection was better than theirs). His vast knowledge overcomes the hurdle of him lacking a degree, and he eventually becomes the curator of minerology.

Inspiring story about following your interests, learning all you can, and never giving up on your dreams.

Read in November 2010 and used in a class talking about unique gifts and talents, that everyone has greatness to share.
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Cindi Wow! This one sounds really great, especially with the rock hounds in this family. I've got it on hold.

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