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All Aboard!

Elijah McCoy's Steam Engine

By Monica Kulling

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 playful text and lively illustrations, All Aboard! Elijah McCoy's Steam Engine may be the first biography a child discovers, and it will whet the appetite for many more.

Format

Book

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Publish Date

2010

ISBN

9780887769450


Format: Book
Author: Kulling, Monica
Summary: Simple text and illustrations explore the life of African Canadian inventor Elijah Mccoy.
Title: All aboard! : Elijah McCoy's steam engine / Monica Kulling ; illustrated by Bill Slavin.
Publisher Date: Toronto : Tundra Books ; Plattsburgh, N.Y. : Tundra Books of Northern New York, c 2010.
Subject: McCoy, Elijah, 1844-1929 -- Juvenile literature. Lubrication systems -- Juvenile literature. African American inventors -- Biography -- Juvenile literature Inventors -- Juvenile literature. African Americans -- Biography -- Juvenile literature Lubrication and lubricants -- Juvenile literature.
Isbn: 9780887769450 0887769454
Current Holds: 0
System Items Available: 14
System Items Total: 14
Call Number: CB McCoy
Oclc: 445231622
Upc:
Bib Id: 347727

Format: Book
Author: Kulling, Monica
Summary: Simple text and illustrations explore the life of African Canadian inventor Elijah Mccoy.
Title: All aboard! : Elijah McCoy's steam engine / Monica Kulling ; illustrated by Bill Slavin.
Publisher, Date: Toronto : Tundra Books ; Plattsburgh, N.Y. : Tundra Books of Northern New York, c 2010.
Description: 1 v. (unpaged) : col. ill. ; 27 cm.
Target Audience Note: For ages 5-8.
Series: Great idea series
Series: Kulling, Monica. Great idea series
Subjects: McCoy, Elijah, 1844-1929 -- Juvenile literature.
Subjects: Lubrication systems -- Juvenile literature.
Subjects: African American inventors -- Biography -- Juvenile literature
Subjects: Inventors -- Juvenile literature.
Subjects: African Americans -- Biography -- Juvenile literature
Subjects: Lubrication and lubricants -- Juvenile literature.
Other Author: Slavin, Bill ill.
LCCN: 2009937952
ISBN: 9780887769450
ISBN: 0887769454
Requests: 0
Available Copies: 14
Total Copies: 14
Call Number: CB McCoy