A Pocketful of Goobers

A Story about George Washington Carver

From the Series Creative Minds Biographies

  • Interest Level: Grade 4 - Grade 8   ·  
  • Reading Level: Grade 5

There wasn’t anything that George Washington Carver couldn’t grow. He took the common goober—today’s peanut—and created hundreds of useful products from it, turning goobers into a very profitable staple for the South. At the same time, this very special man passed on to everyone who knew him the importance of following one’s own dreams.

Format List Price Your Price Qty
978-0-87614-474-9
$9.99 $9.99
978-0-76139-094-7
$34.65 $25.99
Interest Level Grade 4 - Grade 8
Reading Level Grade 5
Genre Nonfiction
Subject Diversity
Copyright 1996
Publisher Lerner Publishing Group
Imprint LernerClassroom, Millbrook Press ™
Language English
Number of Pages 64
Publication Date 1986-08-01
Reading Counts! Level 5.9
BISACS JNF007090, JNF007020, JNF007050
Dewey 630'.92'4
Graphics 1-color illustrations
Dimensions 5.875 x 8.5
Lexile 740
Guided Reading Level Q
ATOS Reading Level 5.0
Accelerated Reader® Quiz 4371
Accelerated Reader® Points 1.0
Features Awards, Bibliography/further reading, Index, Maps, Reviewed, Table of contents, and Teaching Guides

Awards

  • NSTA/CBC Outstanding Science Trade Books for Students K-12, Winner, 1996

Reviews

Children's Book Review Service

“A wonderful story for reading aloud to students.” —Children’s Book Review Source

Appraisal: Science Books for Young People

“. . .an engaging story, giving a clear picture of the person as well as his work. . . with attractive black and white line drawings these stand out from the general run of biographies for children. . .” —Appraisal

Science Books & Films

“This book tells his remarkable story accurately, sympathetically, and felicitously. The line drawings also add appeal.” —Science Books & Films

Illustrator: Peter E. Hanson

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Creative Minds Biographies

Meet some of the world’s most creative minds! Written in story format, these episodic biographies give clear, straightforward accounts of historical figures’ lives. Each true story is accompanied by black-and-white illustrations. View available downloads →