In the Bag!

In the Bag!

Margaret Knight Wraps It up

Book - 2011
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"Tundra's Great Idea Series is comprised of biographies of inventors for early readers. The third book in the series introduces the fascinating Margaret Knight. Known as Mattie, she was different from most American girls living in 1850. She loved to make things with wood and made the best kites and sleds in town. Her father died when she was only three, and by the time she was twelve, she was working at the local cotton mill alongside her two older brothers. One day, she saw a worker get injured by a shuttle that had come loose from the giant loom, and the accident inspired her to invent a stop-motion device. It was the first of her many inventions. Margaret Knight devoted her life to inventing, and is best known for the clever, practical, paper bag. When she died in 1914, she had ninety inventions to her name and over twenty patents, astounding accomplishments for a woman of her day. Monica Kulling's easy-to-read text, peppered with lots of dialogue, brings an amazing, inspiring woman to life."
Publisher: Toronto : Tundra Books, [2011], ©2011
ISBN: 9781770492394
Branch Call Number: 921 Knigh
Description: 30 unnumbered pages : color illustrations ; 27 cm
Additional Contributors: Parkins, David


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Oct 24, 2017

The real paper bag princess! The inspiring and empowering tale of Margaret Knight, an inventor in the mid 1800's when no one believed a woman could be an inventor! A true story of innovation, betrayal and success, Margaret fights for her rights and wins a court case to owning the patent to the machine that makes flat bottom paper bags becoming the owner of the Eastern Paper Bag Company. She continued to create having 90 inventions under her belt in her lifetime. An amazing woman and story to share with all young people, particularly girls.

Apr 16, 2013

great book

Apr 15, 2013

I really like how it gives information in a fiction form and the pictures are really nice.

Apr 03, 2013

I loved the pictures, bright colors and the message of the story

Apr 03, 2013

I like this book because it had bright colour.

Apr 03, 2013

i really liked this book because it had great pictures and the story was very clear

Apr 02, 2013

i liked this book because of all the illustrations and i love the story

Mar 29, 2013

I loved this book the pictures were the best.

Mar 22, 2013

i honestly enjoyed this book it comes to show
that no even if you are a girl you can play as, do as much and work as hard as a boy. it shows that no matter what gender you are, how young or how old you are if you ste your mind to something , i gurantee that you will achive it

Mar 22, 2013

i like the message of this story

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