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The marvelous thing that came from a spring

Gilbert Ford

The marvelous thing that came from a spring

the accidental invention of the toy that swept the nation

by Gilbert Ford

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  • 24 Currently reading

Published by Simon & Schuster in New York .
Written in English

    Subjects:
  • Slinky (Toy),
  • Juvenile literature,
  • Biography,
  • Inventors

  • About the Edition

    One day, a spring fell from the desk of Richard James, an engineer and a dreamer. Its coils took a walk and so did Richard s imagination. He knew right away that he had stumbled onto something marvelous. With the help of his wife, Betty, Richard took this ordinary spring and turned it into a plaything. But it wasn t just any old trinket it was a Slinky, and it would become one of the most popular toys in American history.

    Edition Notes

    Statementwritten and illustrated by Gilbert Ford ; photography by Greg Endries
    The Physical Object
    Pagination1 v. (unpaged)
    ID Numbers
    Open LibraryOL27224379M
    ISBN 101481450654
    ISBN 109781481450652
    OCLC/WorldCa1001926697

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