Bound To Stay Bound

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 Franz's phantasmagorical machine
 Author: Anderson, Beth

 Publisher:  Kids Can Press (2022)

 Dewey: 621.092
 Classification: Biography
 Physical Description: [32] p., col. ill., 23 x 26 cm

 BTSB No: 058934 ISBN: 9781525303258
 Ages: 5-8 Grades: K-3

 Gsellmann, Franz, -- 1910-1981
 Inventors -- Austria -- Biography

Price: $23.28

The inspiring true story of Austrian inventor Franz Gsellmann and his amazing, elaborate creation, the World Machine, that he artfully designed and built with parts from around the world.

 Illustrator: Hamel, Caroline

   Kirkus Reviews (05/01/22)
   Booklist (07/01/22)

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Booklist - 07/01/2022 Franz Gsellmann was born in Austria in 1910. When he was 48 years old, he started working on a machine that, over the next 23 years, grew to be 20 feet long. Made out of stuff from the junkyard, the amazing creation worked but didn't really do anything. While some grown-ups considered it a failure, children loved it and appreciated it for what it was: an amazing mishmash of art, science, and tinkering. This picture-book biography captures Gsellmann's maker mindset perfectly, emphasizing that even though he had to drop out of school and work hard his whole life, a tiny whisper kept calling him to imagine, discover, and create. The busily detailed illustrations effectively capture Gsellmann's calm and deliberate work, even as his family, neighbors, and reporters clamor to see what's going on. The back matter fills in Gsellmann's story, including a photo of him with his machine. This tale of perseverance will do a great job of fostering experimentation and creativity, especially for STEAM projects and kinetic and found-art lessons. - Copyright 2022 Booklist.

Booklist - 07/01/2022 - Copyright 2022 Booklist.

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