Clean Sweep!: Frank Zamboni's Ice Machine

By KULLING, Monica & KULLING, Monica

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ISBN
9781770497955 9781770495203
Publisher
Tundra


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School Library Journal

Reviewed on February 1, 2016  |  Elementary

K-Gr 2—Repairmen whose "great ideas" were born of necessity are the subjects of the newest additions to this biography series. In the 1920s, Frank Zamboni opened a skating rink and needed to speed up the 90-minute task of resurfacing the ice to make it smooth. Clean Sweep! describes how his design resulted in the Zamboni machine (used all over the world today), which can move many cubic feet of ice in one pass, wash the surface, and apply fresh water—all in 10 minutes. Benoit's gouache and watercolor illustrations accurately depict the changing time pe...Log In or Sign Up to Read More

Horn Book Guide

Reviewed on April 1, 2016

Kulling's picture book–biography series on historical inventors continues. Zamboni's name is synonymous with his ice-resurfacing machine; the interesting story behind it is engagingly t...Log In or Sign Up to Read More

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