{"id":4789721890895,"title":"Flip!","handle":"flip-how-the-frisbee-took-flight","description":"\u003ch6\u003eComing April 27, 2021. Pre-order today!\u003c\/h6\u003e\n\u003cb\u003e\u003cspan style=\"font-size: large;\" size=\"4\"\u003eFlip!\u003c\/span\u003e \u003cbr\u003e\u003cspan style=\"font-size: medium;\" size=\"3\"\u003eHow the Frisbee Took Flight\u003c\/span\u003e\u003cbr\u003e\u003c\/b\u003e\n\u003cp\u003e\u003c!-- - - - - - - - ENTER AUTHOR\/ILLUSTRATOR INFO BELOW - - - - - - - --\u003e\u003c\/p\u003e\n\u003cp\u003eBy: \u003ca href=\"\/pages\/margaret-muirhead\"\u003eMargaret Muirhead\u003c\/a\u003e \/ Illustrated by: \u003ca href=\"\/pages\/adam-gustavson\"\u003eAdam Gustavson\u003c\/a\u003e\u003c\/p\u003e\n\u003c!-- - - - - - - - ENTER HEADING BELOW - - - - - - - --\u003e\n\u003ch3\u003eThe origin story of this classic toy soars with unexpected twists and turns.\u003c\/h3\u003e\n\u003cp\u003eFred Morrison is credited as the inventor of the Frisbee, but for centuries folks have been flipping for flying discs. Ancient Greeks flicked discuses, and beginning in the 1920s, college kids at Yale University were tossing pie tins.\u003c\/p\u003e\n\u003cp\u003eFred lived in California and had no idea about ancient Greeks or East Coast college kids. His 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. 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Margaret lives in Massachusetts.\u003c\/p\u003e\n\u003cp\u003eRead more about \u003ca href=\"\/pages\/margaret-muirhead\"\u003eMargaret.\u003c\/a\u003e \u003c\/p\u003e\n\u003c!-- - - - - - - ENTER ILLUSTRATOR BIO BELOW - - - - - - - - - - - --\u003e \u003cbr\u003e\n\u003cp\u003e\u003cstrong\u003eAdam Gustavson, illustrator\u003c\/strong\u003e\u003c\/p\u003e\n\u003cp\u003eAdam Gustavson received his bachelor's degree in illustration from Rowan University and his master's from the School of Visual Arts in New York. He has illustrated several picture books, including the award-winning \u003cem\u003eGood Luck, Mrs. K!; Long-Armed Ludy and the First Women's Olympics; \u003c\/em\u003eand\u003cem\u003e Dirty Rats\u003c\/em\u003e. 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Pre-order today!\u003c\/h6\u003e\n\u003cb\u003e\u003cspan style=\"font-size: large;\" size=\"4\"\u003eFlip!\u003c\/span\u003e \u003cbr\u003e\u003cspan style=\"font-size: medium;\" size=\"3\"\u003eHow the Frisbee Took Flight\u003c\/span\u003e\u003cbr\u003e\u003c\/b\u003e\n\u003cp\u003e\u003c!-- - - - - - - - ENTER AUTHOR\/ILLUSTRATOR INFO BELOW - - - - - - - --\u003e\u003c\/p\u003e\n\u003cp\u003eBy: \u003ca href=\"\/pages\/margaret-muirhead\"\u003eMargaret Muirhead\u003c\/a\u003e \/ Illustrated by: \u003ca href=\"\/pages\/adam-gustavson\"\u003eAdam Gustavson\u003c\/a\u003e\u003c\/p\u003e\n\u003c!-- - - - - - - - ENTER HEADING BELOW - - - - - - - --\u003e\n\u003ch3\u003eThe origin story of this classic toy soars with unexpected twists and turns.\u003c\/h3\u003e\n\u003cp\u003eFred Morrison is credited as the inventor of the Frisbee, but for centuries folks have been flipping for flying discs. Ancient Greeks flicked discuses, and beginning in the 1920s, college kids at Yale University were tossing pie tins.\u003c\/p\u003e\n\u003cp\u003eFred lived in California and had no idea about ancient Greeks or East Coast college kids. His 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. Their story is full of good old-fashioned perseverance, success, and fun!\u003c\/p\u003e\n\u003cdiv class=\"recommended-books\"\u003e\n\u003cp\u003eIf you like this book, you’ll enjoy these:\u003cbr\u003e\u003ca href=\"\/products\/whoosh\"\u003eWhoosh!\u003c\/a\u003e\u003cbr\u003e\u003ca href=\"http:\/\/www.charlesbridge.com\/products\/the-day-glo-brothers\" title=\"The Day-Glo Brothers\"\u003eThe Day-Glo Brothers\u003c\/a\u003e\u003cbr\u003e\u003ca href=\"http:\/\/www.charlesbridge.com\/products\/the-inventors-secret-what-thomas-edison-told-henry-ford\" title=\"The Inventor's Secret\"\u003eThe Inventor's Secret\u003c\/a\u003e \u003cbr\u003e\u003ca href=\"\/products\/dream-big-little-scientists\"\u003eDream Big, Little Scientists\u003c\/a\u003e\u003c\/p\u003e\n\u003c\/div\u003e\n\u003c!-- - - - - - - - - - - - START OF TABS - - - - - - - -- - - --\u003e [TABS]\n\u003ch5\u003eLook Inside\u003c\/h5\u003e\n\u003cp\u003e\u003cimg src=\"https:\/\/cdn.shopify.com\/s\/files\/1\/0750\/0101\/files\/flip-spread.jpg?v=1600275637\" style=\"display: block; margin-left: auto; margin-right: auto;\" class=\"cvr-border-gray\"\u003e\u003c!-- Please call pinit.js only once per page --\u003e \u003cscript src=\"\/\/assets.pinterest.com\/js\/pinit.js\" data-pin-hover=\"true\" data-pin-height=\"32\" data-pin-shape=\"round\" defer async=\"\" type=\"text\/javascript\"\u003e\u003c\/script\u003e\u003c\/p\u003e\n\u003c!-- - - - - - - - - - - - ENTER AUTHOR BIO BELOW - - - - - - - - - --\u003e\n\u003ch5\u003eAuthor \u0026amp; Illustrator\u003c\/h5\u003e\n\u003cp\u003e\u003cstrong\u003eMargaret Muirhead, author\u003c\/strong\u003e\u003c\/p\u003e\n\u003cp\u003eMargaret Muirhead is the author of \u003cem\u003eMabel, One and Only.\u003c\/em\u003e Her essays and poetry have appeared in a number of publications, including \u003cem\u003eBoston Globe Magazine, Family Fun Magazine, This Picture Book Life\u003c\/em\u003e, and many others. Margaret lives in Massachusetts.\u003c\/p\u003e\n\u003cp\u003eRead more about \u003ca href=\"\/pages\/margaret-muirhead\"\u003eMargaret.\u003c\/a\u003e \u003c\/p\u003e\n\u003c!-- - - - - - - ENTER ILLUSTRATOR BIO BELOW - - - - - - - - - - - --\u003e \u003cbr\u003e\n\u003cp\u003e\u003cstrong\u003eAdam Gustavson, illustrator\u003c\/strong\u003e\u003c\/p\u003e\n\u003cp\u003eAdam Gustavson received his bachelor's degree in illustration from Rowan University and his master's from the School of Visual Arts in New York. He has illustrated several picture books, including the award-winning \u003cem\u003eGood Luck, Mrs. K!; Long-Armed Ludy and the First Women's Olympics; \u003c\/em\u003eand\u003cem\u003e Dirty Rats\u003c\/em\u003e. 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How the Frisbee Took Flight

By: Margaret Muirhead / Illustrated by: Adam Gustavson

The origin story of this classic toy soars with unexpected twists and turns.

Fred Morrison is credited as the inventor of the Frisbee, but for centuries folks have been flipping for flying discs. Ancient Greeks flicked discuses, and beginning in the 1920s, college kids at Yale University were tossing pie tins.

Fred lived in California and had no idea about ancient Greeks or East Coast college kids. His 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. Their story is full of good old-fashioned perseverance, success, and fun!

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Margaret Muirhead, author

Margaret Muirhead is the author of Mabel, One and Only. Her essays and poetry have appeared in a number of publications, including Boston Globe Magazine, Family Fun Magazine, This Picture Book Life, and many others. Margaret lives in Massachusetts.

Read more about Margaret. 


Adam Gustavson, illustrator

Adam Gustavson received his bachelor's degree in illustration from Rowan University and his master's from the School of Visual Arts in New York. He has illustrated several picture books, including the award-winning Good Luck, Mrs. K!; Long-Armed Ludy and the First Women's Olympics; and Dirty Rats. Adam lives in New Jersey. 

Read more about Adam.

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Ages: 4–8
Page count: 32
10 x 10