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Fleming, Candace.
New York : Farrar Strauss Giroux, 2013
IL K-3, RL 2.5

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“Have you ever wondered what it’s like to be a fish?”  In this book you’ll find out how that feels thanks to the work of an eccentric inventor named Lodner Phillips and his mechanical fish.  Back in the summer of 1851 this curious craftsman, ponders the many questions his daughter asks about fish while fishing. This leads gum to improve the design of the basic submarine.  The story itself speaks loudly and clearly with every whrrr, bang, and clankety-clink of Phillips’ tools as he builds, rebuilds, and tinkers.   Detailed illustrations of blueprints, close-ups and cutaways give the reader a fisheye’s view of his family’s happy underwater rides and the many shades of green both above and below the surface which take you directly to the waters of Lake Michigan.    (Pennsylvania Young Reader's Choice Award, 2015)

SUBJECTS:    Inventors -- Fiction.
                        Family life -- Fiction.
                        Submarines (Ships) -- Fiction.
                        Phillips, L. D. (Lodner Darvontis), 1825-1869 -- Fiction.
                        Picture books for children.

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