Marvelous Mattie: How Margaret E. Knight Became an Inventor by Emily Arnold McCully

By Emily Arnold McCully

With her sketchbook categorised My innovations and her father's toolbox, Mattie can make nearly whatever – toys, sleds, and a foot hotter. whilst she used to be simply twelve years previous, Mattie designed a steel shield to avoid shuttles from capturing off fabric looms and injuring staff. As an grownup, Mattie invented the computer that makes the square-bottom paper baggage we nonetheless use at the present time. although, in courtroom, a guy claimed the discovery was once his, declaring that she "could no longer most likely comprehend the mechanical complexities." amazing Mattie proved him flawed, and over the process her existence earned the identify of "the woman Edison."

With captivating pen-and-ink and watercolor illustrations, this creation to 1 of the main prolific woman inventors will depart readers inspired.

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