Picture of Microwave Man: Percy Spencer and His Sizzling Invention

Microwave Man

Percy Spencer and His Sizzling Invention

Series: Inventors at Work!

By Sara L. Latta

Most people love microwave popcorn or a warm snack from the microwave. But before 1975, homes did not have this great device! How did Percy Spencer go from a small town mill worker to the inventor of one of the most popular devices in the world? Find out how Spencer’s love of science and machines, along with his strong work ethic, helped him achieve a patent for the invention of the microwave oven.

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Reviews

"Highlighting mainly leer-known inventors of well-known products, these books straightforwardly relate the history, science, process of discovery, and the challenges each person faced in developing his or her invention."

The Horn Book Guide, Fall 2014

"Readers learn about the lives of the inventors and what drove them. Young readers are encouraged to explore their own ideas and are told how to research their own inventions."

Library Media Connection, November/December 2014

"Librarians looking to beef up biography sections or supplement curricular units have some solid and well-written...choices here."

School Library Journal, August 2014

"Highly recommended for inclusion in any elementary school or public library collection as it is important for young readers to understand the importance of scientific creativity, as well as the people who have so impacted our daily lives."

TriState Young Adult Book Review Committee, May 2014

"This is a great book for beginning readers with lots of interesting pictures and clear understandable text. This book may be the first step towards a great invention."

National Science Teachers Association Recommends Web site, posted April 12, 2012

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