The Crayon Man: The True Story of the Invention of Crayola Crayons

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Celebrating the inventor of the Crayola crayon! This gloriously illustrated picture book biography tells the inspiring story of Edwin Binney, the inventor of one of the world's most beloved toys. A perfect fit among favorites like The Day the Crayons Quit and Balloons Over Broadway.

purple mountains’ majesty, mauvelous, jungle green, razzmatazz…

What child doesn't love to hold a crayon in their hands?  But children didn't always have such magical boxes of crayons.  Before Edwin Binney set out to change things, children couldn't really even draw in color.

Here’s the true story of an inventor who so loved nature’s vibrant colors that he found a way to bring the outside world to children – in a bright green box for only a nickel! With experimentation, and a special knack for listening, Edwin Binney and his dynamic team at Crayola created one of the world’s most enduring, best-loved childhood toys – empowering children to dream in COLOR!
 
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About the author

Natascha Biebow’s favorite crayon color is periwinkle blue because it makes her heart sing. She loves to draw and make stuff, just like Edwin Binney. She lives in London, where writes, edits, coaches and mentors children’s book authors and illustrators at Blue Elephant Storyshaping, and is the long-time Regional Advisor of SCBWI British Isles. This is her first non-fiction picture book. Find her at nataschabiebow.com.

Steven Salerno has illustrated many popular picture books for children, including Brothers at Bat and The Fantastic Ferris Wheel.  He lives and works in New York City.

www.stevensalerno.com

 
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Publisher
Houghton Mifflin Harcourt
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Published on
Mar 19, 2019
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Pages
48
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ISBN
9780358063445
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Language
English
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Genres
Juvenile Nonfiction / Biography & Autobiography / Art
Juvenile Nonfiction / Biography & Autobiography / Science & Technology
Juvenile Nonfiction / Boys & Men
Juvenile Nonfiction / Business & Economics
Juvenile Nonfiction / Technology / Inventions
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Eligible for Family Library

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“Highly recommended for high school and ambitious middle school readers.” —School Library Journal

"A valuable addition to STEM-themed collections." —VOYA

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