|Bicycle (Eureka! The Biography Of An Idea)|
Author: Houran, Lori Haskins
A nonfiction "biography" of the bicycle, an everyday object that has become ubiquitous, starting with its possible origins after the eruption of Mount Tambora and up through modern bicycles to suit every rider.
Kirkus Reviews (07/01/21)
Full Text Reviews:
Booklist - 04/15/2021 The appealing Eureka! The Biography of an Idea series (4 titles) introduces primary-grade students to the history behind familiar inventions, from an initial concept or prototype to versions familiar to users today. The writing is simple, clear, and often lively. Richly colorful, digital artwork suggests the look of different time periods and cultures, while portraying individuals who developed each invention and showing how its appearance has changed through the years. Labeled diagrams illustrate how the technologies described actually work. Bicycle begins in 1815 with a volcanic eruption that led to failed crops, starving horses, and a lack of transportation in Europe. In response, Germany’s Karl Drais built a two-wheeled “running machine” and later inventors around the world improved on his design. Well attuned to the intended audience, this series is both engaging and informative. - Copyright 2021 Booklist.