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Full of Beans

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Famous car-maker and businessman Henry Ford loved beans. And he showed great innovation with his determination to build his most inventive car--one completely made of soybeans.

With a mind for ingenuity, Henry Ford looked to improve life for others. After the Great Depression struck, Ford especially wanted to support ailing farmers. For two years, Ford and his team research

Published October 15th 2019 by Boyds Mills; Calkins Creek
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Lisa J.
Feb 04, 2020 rated it it was amazing
Most of us know Henry Ford as an automobile maker. But that wasn't his only accomplishment! Ford also revolutionized farming by finding new uses for soybeans--including a car that was "full of beans". This book is both interesting and educational, with lively, colorful illustrations. Highly recommend! ...more
May 10, 2021 rated it it was amazing
This is a children’s partial biography of Henry Ford. He did so much more than what he is commonly known for. Thomas Edison and George Washington Carver were some of his contemporaries. Ford found so many uses for soybeans! Interesting read.
Marianne Tabner
Mar 11, 2021 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Who knew soybeans could be used to make cars?
Patricia Gmitrovic
Jan 03, 2020 rated it it was amazing
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Henry Ford very well may have been the first recycler. Way ahead of his time.
Full of local interest, even including directions to look at Ford's soybean lab at Greenfield Village. Beyond that, this tells the story of Ford's experiments with soybeans and soybean plastics, including how his progress was interrupted by WWII.

Tons of backmatter.
Feb 24, 2020 rated it it was amazing
Wow! Loaded with information I didn’t know and I’ve lived in Michigan my whole life.
Nov 28, 2020 rated it liked it
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I stumbled upon this book while searching for a contemporary realistic book with a similar title. I was intrigued by the cover illustration and did a bit more digging. This book was one of the NSTA and CBC's Best STEM Books for 2020 and received positive reviews from both Publishers Weekly and Booklist.
This biographical book introduces the reader to a side of Henry Ford of which most people are unaware. Aside from being a famous carmaker, he was also an inventor who hated waste. He recycled alm
Oct 08, 2019 rated it really liked it
Interesting look at a little-known area of focus for Henry Ford - soybean research and product development. Terrific illustrations and excellent back matter.
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