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Children's Nonfiction Cultural Heritage

A Pocketful of Goobers

A Story about George Washington Carver

by (author) Barbara Mitchell

illustrated by Peter E. Hanson

Lerner Publishing Group
Initial publish date
Aug 1986
Cultural Heritage, Science & Technology, Historical
Recommended Age
9 to 14
Recommended Grade
4 to 8
  • Paperback / softback

    Publish Date
    Aug 1986
    List Price

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There wasn't anything that George Washington Carver couldn't grow. He took the common goober--today's peanut--and created hundreds of useful products from it, turning goobers into a very profitable staple for the South. At the same time, this very special man passed on to everyone who knew him the importance of following one's own dreams.

About the authors

Barbara Mitchell is an author, speaker, and human resources consultant. She is the coauthor of The Big Book of HR, The Essential Workplace Conflict Handbook, The Conflict Resolution Phrase Book, and The Essential HR Handbook. Most of her HR career was spent with Marriott International. Barbara is managing partner of The Mitchell Group and an innovative career transition coach.

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