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The Resource Going up! : Elisha Otis's trip to the top, Monica Kulling ; illustrated by David Parkins

Going up! : Elisha Otis's trip to the top, Monica Kulling ; illustrated by David Parkins

Label
Going up! : Elisha Otis's trip to the top
Title
Going up!
Title remainder
Elisha Otis's trip to the top
Statement of responsibility
Monica Kulling ; illustrated by David Parkins
Title variation
Going up!
Title variation remainder
Elisha Otiss trip to the top
Creator
Contributor
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
Recounts the story of the invention of the elevator and of its creator, tracing Otis's route from a farm boy watching ropes break on the hay hoist to his contributions to high-rise innovations and other feats of modern architecture
Member of
Illustration
Review
A buoyant if free-wheeling tribute to Otis--inventor not of elevators themselves, but of a safety brake that eased public fears of riding in them. Intent on telling a colorful tale rather than a systematic one, Kulling injects more anachronisms (of an early inspiration, circa 1845: "Betsy could almost see the lightbulb over her husband's head") and invented dialogue into her account than dates or other specific details. She follows her subject from delightedly watching a hoist drop a load of hay during his Vermont childhood to a dramatically staged demonstration of his safety brake at New York's 1854 World's Fair. This is sandwiched between a poem on "Elevator Etiquette" and a quick closing wrap-up that serves in place of any source notes or other backmatter. In his realistic, fine-lined illustrations, Parkins both enhances the sense of period and supplies the only hints of how Otis' invention actually worked. He captures the narrative's broad, high-energy tone in images of the inventor with eyes bulging, mouth wide open and arms flung out wildly during various Eureka! moments. Not much for school-report fodder, but in the annals of American invention, Otis definitely rates the attention this profile (the first separate one for young readers since the 1970s) brings him. (Picture books/biography. 6-8)(Kirkus Reviews, September 15, 2012)
Biography type
individual biography
http://library.link/vocab/ext/novelist/bookUI
10160487
Cataloging source
NLC
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Kulling, Monica
Dewey number
j621.8/77092
Illustrations
illustrations
Index
no index present
Interest level
LG
Literary form
non fiction
http://library.link/vocab/ext/novelist/minGradeLevel
  • 1
  • 2
Reading level
3.5
http://library.link/vocab/relatedWorkOrContributorName
Parkins, David
http://library.link/vocab/resourcePreferred
True
Series statement
Great idea series
Study program name
Accelerated Reader AR
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Otis, Elisha Graves
  • Otis, Elisha Graves
  • Elevators
  • Inventors
  • Elevators
  • Inventors
Target audience
preschool
http://bibfra.me/vocab/lite/titleRemainder
Elisha Otis's trip to the top
Label
Going up! : Elisha Otis's trip to the top, Monica Kulling ; illustrated by David Parkins
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Publication
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Control code
956979
Dimensions
27 cm.
Extent
30 unnumbered pages
Isbn
9781770492400
Isbn Type
(hardcover)
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Other physical details
color illustrations
System control number
  • (Sirsi) i9781770492400
  • (OCoLC)754318716
Label
Going up! : Elisha Otis's trip to the top, Monica Kulling ; illustrated by David Parkins
Publication
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Control code
956979
Dimensions
27 cm.
Extent
30 unnumbered pages
Isbn
9781770492400
Isbn Type
(hardcover)
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Other physical details
color illustrations
System control number
  • (Sirsi) i9781770492400
  • (OCoLC)754318716

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