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The Night Henry Ford Met Santa.

The Night Henry Ford Met Santa

Carol Hagen & Matt Faulkner

Sleeping Bear Press

c/o Thomson Gale

15822 Bernardo Center Drive, Suite C, San Diego, CA 92127-2320

1585361321, $17.95 1-800-231-5163

Just before Christmas in 1908, Henry Ford was trying to find a way to make his Model T automobile more affordable for the average family when his little son Edsel suggested that Daddy write to Santa Claus for advice. The notion seemed reasonable to son and father because didn't Santa make toys for millions of children? Therefore he should be in a position to provide practical advice on producing inexpensive cars for ordinary families. Much to the surprise of Henry Ford, Santa replies to the letter with an invitation to visit the North Pole workshop. It's when Henry sees the assembly line arrangement of Santa's elves in the manufacturing of toys that he gets the idea to apply what he's seen and creates the world's first automobile assembly line. Carol Hagen's clever and original picturebook story is nicely illustrated throughout by Matt Faulkner. The result is a wonderfully entertaining and highly recommended addition to family, school, and community library Christmas book collections and reading lists for children.
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Publication:Children's Bookwatch
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Date:Dec 1, 2006
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