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Everyone has played with LEGO® toys, but not many people know who is behind this awesome invention. This fun and engaging book tells the story of how a Danish carpenter and his family turned a desperate situation into the most popular toy in history. With full-color illustrations and lively text, and chock-full of interesting facts, Awesome Minds: The Inventors of LEGO® Toys is the perfect read for those with creative spirits and curious minds.
This book is an independently authored and published biography of the family that created the LEGO® construction toy and is not sponsored or endorsed by or affiliated in any way with the LEGO Group of companies, owner of the LEGO® trademarks.
Lexile Level: 970L Guided Reading Level: R4
Erin Hagar is the author of Julia Child: An Extraordinary Life in Words and Pictures (duopress, 2015) and Doing Her Bit: A Story of the Woman's Land Army of America (Charlesbridge, 2016). After several years working in curriculum and instruction for colleges and universities, she earned her M.F.A. in writing for children and young adults from Vermont College of Fine Arts. She grew up on Maryland's Eastern Shore and now lives in Baltimore with her husband, two children, and a few too many pets
Paige Garrison has illustrated several books, including Roanoke Baby and One to Ten LA, as well as assisted with Beach Doodles and 100 Pablo Picassos. Before transitioning to children's books, Paige worked for Bento Box Entertainment on the animated TV shows Bob's Burgers and The Awesomes. She currently lives in Los Angeles, California, with her loving husband and their silly pup.