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Author Anderson, Kirsten (Kirsten Stephanie), author.

Title Who was Milton Bradley? / by Kirsten Anderson ; illustrated by Tim Foley.

Imprint New York, N.Y. : Grosset & Dunlap, an imprint of Penguin Random House, [2016]


Location Call No. OPAC Message Status
 Pittsburg 1st Fl Juvenile Biography  J BIO Bradley    ---  Available
Description 106 pages ; 20 cm.
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Series Who was--?
Who was-- ?
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references.
Contents Who was Milton Bradley? -- Two apples plus four apples -- Springfield -- Let's play a game -- Entertaining the troops -- All in the cards -- Moving toys -- Toys for learning -- The education department -- Going home -- Timelines.
Summary "Meet the man behind the board games: Milton Bradley. Born in Maine in 1836, Milton Bradley moved with his family to the working-class city of Lowell, Massachusetts, at age 11. His early life consisted of several highs and lows, from graduating high school and attending Harvard to getting laid off and losing his first wife. These experiences gave Bradley the idea for his first board game: The Checkered Game of Life. He produced and sold Life across the country and it quickly became a national sensation. Working with his company, the Milton Bradley Company, he continued to produce board games, crayons, and kid-friendly school supplies for the rest of his life. He is often credited as the father of board games, and the Milton Bradley Company has created Battleship, Jenga, Yahtzee, Trouble, and many more classic games"-- Provided by publisher.
Audience Ages 8-12.
Subject Bradley, Milton, 1836-1911 -- Juvenile literature.
Bradley, Milton, 1836-1911.
Milton Bradley Company -- Juvenile literature.
Milton Bradley Company.
Board game industry -- United States.
Inventors -- United States -- Biography -- Juvenile literature.
JUVENILE NONFICTION / Biography & Autobiography / General.
JUVENILE NONFICTION / Games & Activities / Board Games.
JUVENILE NONFICTION / History / United States / 19th Century.
Board game industry.
Genre/Form Biographies.
Added Author Foley, Tim, 1962- illustrator.
ISBN 9781484489512

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