Just Like Rube Goldberg: The Incredible True Story of the Man Behind the Machines

By ARONSON, Sarah

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9781481476683
Publisher
S. & S. Beach Lane


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School Library Journal

Reviewed on December 1, 2018  |  Elementary

Gr 3–5—Everyone loves a Rube Goldberg machine, whether you've been mesmerized by a complicated toast-making, orange juice pouring contraption in a movie (you know the type), played Mousetrap, or worked on a slightly wacky high school science project to build one yourself. Aronson's picture book biography recounts moments from the life of an imaginative young boy turned discontented engineer turned driven newspaper cartooni...Log In or Sign Up to Read More

Horn Book Magazine

Reviewed on March 1, 2019

Aronson astutely observes that Rube Goldberg's life "was just like one of his famous inventions: an improbable and inefficient chain reaction that ends up making perfect sense." The son of German Jewish immigrants, Goldberg (1883-1970) dreamed of becoming a newspaper cartoonist but initially bowed to family pressure, earning an engineering degree and working as a San Francisco Department of Water and Sewers engineer. After just six months on the job, he quit. Neubecker's illustration o...Log In or Sign Up to Read More

Horn Book Magazine

Reviewed on March 1, 2019

Aronson astutely observes that Rube Goldberg's life "was just like one of his famous inventions: an improbable and inefficient chain reaction that ends up making perfect sense." The son of German Jewish immigrants, Goldberg (1883-1970) dreamed of becoming a newspaper cartoonist but initially bowed to family pressure, earning an engineering degree and working as a San Francisco Department of Water and Sewers engineer. After just six months on the job, he quit. Neubecker's illustration o...Log In or Sign Up to Read More

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