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All Aboard! Elijah McCoy's Steam Engine

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ISBN-10: 0887769454

ISBN-13: 9780887769450

Edition: 2011

Authors: Monica Kulling, Bill Slavin, National Geographic Learning Staff

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In the second of Tundra's Great Idea series, biographies for children who are just starting to read, Monica Kulling presents the life of an extraordinary man. There were few opportunities for the son of slaves, but Elijah McCoy's dreams led him to study mechanical engineering in Scotland. He learned everything there was to know about engines - how to design them and how to build them. But when he returned to the United States to look for work at the Michigan Central Railroad, the only job Elijah could get was shoveling coal into a train's firebox. Undaunted, he went on to invent a means of oiling the engine while the train was running, changing the face of travel around the world. With…    
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Book details

List price: $19.99
Copyright year: 2011
Publisher: Tundra
Publication date: 8/10/2010
Binding: Hardcover
Pages: 32
Size: 8.25" wide x 10.00" long x 0.50" tall
Weight: 0.594
Language: English

Bill Slavin is an award-winning children's book illustrator with over 50 books to his credit. His works include Stanley's Party and The Bear on the Bed. He lives in Millbrook, Ontario.