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When Everything Went Wrong

10 Real Stories of Inventors Who Didn't Give Up!

Illustrated by Agnese Innocente
Published by Andrews McMeel Publishing
Distributed by Simon & Schuster

About The Book

Did you know? Some of the world's greatest inventions started off as failures! Inventions like Coca-Cola, shoes, and vacuum cleaners were actually mistakes. Told in a mixture of comic panels and prose, this gorgeous book shares the stories of 10 of these fabulous inventions.

Thomas Edison famously said, “I have not failed once at making a light bulb, I have simply found ninety-nine ways of not making ones.” In When Everything Went Wrong, readers will read about 10 inventors who persevered. Making mistakes doesn't mean you failed . . . it's all part of the process!

Inventors included in this book are:
  • Thomas Edison
  • Jan Matzeliger
  • Guglielmo Marconi
  • Wilson Greatbach
  • James Dyson
  • Margarete Steiff
  • Stephanie Louis Kwolek
  • Charles Goodyear
  • Percy Spencer
  • John Stith Pemberton
Kids will love all the fun facts and true stories in this book, told in both prose and comic form!

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