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Author Brown, Tami Lewis.
Title Perkin's perfect purple : how a boy created color with chemistry / by Tami Lewis Brown and Debbie Loren Dunn ; illustrated by Francesca Sanna.
Publication Info. Los Angeles : Disney-Hyperion, 2020.
Open Library Cover
Location Call No. Status
 Children's Biography  Juv. 92 PER    IN LIBRARY
Edition First edition.
Description 1 volume (unpaged) : color illustrations ; 29 cm
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references (page [48]).
Summary Many years ago, the color purple was available only to a privileged few because the process was very complicated and expensive. Then in 1856, a boy named William Henry Perkin was testing a hypothesis about a cure for malaria and found that his experiment resulted in something else--something vivid and rare for the times: synthetic purple. Perkin, a pioneer of the modern scientific method, made numerous advances possible, including canned food and chemotherapy. But it was his creation of purple that started it all. This book is a joyous celebration of Perkin's impactful purple.-- adapted from publisher description.
Subject Perkin, William Henry, Sir, 1838-1907 -- Juvenile literature.
Chemists -- Biography -- Juvenile literature.
Purple -- Juvenile literature.
Dyes and dyeing -- Juvenile literature.
Science -- Methodology -- Juvenile literature.
Added Author Dunn, Debbie Loren.
Sanna, Francesca, illustrator.
Added Title How a boy created color with chemistry
ISBN 9781368032841 (reinforced binding)
1368032842 (reinforced binding)