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Flip! : how the Frisbee took flight  Cover Image Book Book

Flip! : how the Frisbee took flight / Margaret Muirhead ; illustrated by Adam Gustavson.

Muirhead, Margaret, (author.). Gustavson, Adam, (illustrator.).

Record details

  • ISBN: 9781580898805
  • ISBN: 1580898807
  • Physical Description: 32 unnumbered pages : color illustrations ; 27 cm
  • Publisher: Watertown, MA : Charlesbridge, 2019.

Content descriptions

Bibliography, etc. Note:
Includes bibliographical references.
Summary, etc.:
This charming picture book biography about the inventor of the Frisbee follows the twists and turns of innovation and highlights the persistence it takes to succeed. Fred Morrison is credited with inventing this classic toy, but for centuries folks have been flipping for flying discs. Ancient Greeks flicked discs, and beginning in the 1920s, college kids at Yale University were tossing pie tins. Fred's invention quest began in 1932 after tossing a tin popcorn lid around the backyard. For more than twenty years, Fred and his wife, Lu, tried and failed to perfect a flying-disc concept. Eventually they created what we know today as the Frisbee. Fun and fact-filled, this Frisbee origin story is sure to delight sports and STEM fans alike.
Target Audience Note:
4-8 years
Study Program Information Note:
Accelerated Reader AR LG 4.4 0.5 514126.
Subject: Flying discs (Game) > Juvenile literature.
Toys > Juvenile literature.
Inventions > Juvenile literature.
Persistence > Juvenile literature.

Available copies

  • 10 of 10 copies available at Missouri Evergreen. (Show)
  • 1 of 1 copy available at Cameron Public. (Show)
  • 1 of 1 copy available at Cameron Public Library.


  • 0 current holds with 10 total copies.
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Location Call Number / Copy Notes Barcode Shelving Location Status Due Date
Cameron Public Library JN SPO FRIS M (Text) 32311111197922 Juvenile Non-Fiction Available -

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