|Full of beans : Henry Ford grows a car|
Author: Thomas, Peggy
Famous car-maker Henry Ford showed great innovation with his determination to build his most inventive car-one completely made of soybeans.
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Interest Level: MG
Reading Level: 4.60
Points: .5 Quiz: 510506
Kirkus Reviews (07/15/19)
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Booklist - 10/01/2019 Henry Ford was a manufacturing genius. While this is especially true of his work in the automobile industry, it’s his innovations in agriculture that guide Thomas’ latest biography. At the height of the Great Depression, Ford felt compelled to do something useful for his country, and being a man passionate about recycling, he wondered how agricultural resources could be maximized to create new markets and more jobs. After settling on the soybean as the ideal crop for such a task, Ford manufactured a slew of soy-based products, including a car made almost entirely from soybeans. Not only is this subject matter fascinating but it also includes engaging recipes for Henry Ford–esque soy plastic and soy crackers, as well as a wealth of information in the back matter to spike a reader’s research. Fotheringham’s illustrations are stunning digital art pieces that supplement the narrative with additional information. This engaging story is ideal for anyone looking to add to their collections on American history or STEAM. - Copyright 2019 Booklist.