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The Marvelous Thing That Came From a Spring

Author and Illustrator: Gilbert Ford

Publisher: Atheneum Books for Young Readers, 2016

Synopsis: One day, a spring fell from the desk of Richard James, an engineer and a dreamer. Its coils took a walk…and so did Richard's imagination. He knew right away that he had stumbled onto something marvelous. With the help of his wife, Betty, Richard took this ordinary spring and turned it into a plaything. But it wasn't just any old trinket—it was a Slinky, and it would become one of the most popular toys in American history.

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