Nonfiction Books Lego Manufacturers: The Kristiansen Family (16)

Lego Manufacturers: The Kristiansen Family (16)

Lego Manufacturers: The Kristiansen Family (16)
Item No. A07374
ISBN-13 9781624039775
Subject Nonfiction Entertainment Toys
Format Reinforced Library Binding
# of Pages 32
Size 8" x 8"
Author Slater, Lee
Reading Interest 2,3,4,5,6
Accelerated Reading Quiz# 179687
Accelerated Reading Level 4.9
Series Toy Trailblazers
Publisher ABDO: Checkerboard Library
Date Published 2016
Dewey Decimal 688.7
Lexile Level 750
Word Count 2240
 
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In this engaging biography, readers will learn about the manufacturers of LEGO, the Kristiansen Family. Follow the family’s story from Denmark where Ole Kirk Christiansen began making wooden toys in his Billund Carpentry Shop and Lumberyard to the company’s evolution to the LEGO company. Christiansen and his sons Godtfred, Karl, and Gerhardt purchase a machine that makes plastic toys, and create the LEGO brick, and his grandson Kjeld Kirk Kristiansen expands to LEGOLAND. Learn how LEGO bricks are made, who came up with the name, how the family name came to be spelled with a K, and about other LEGO Group products. Sidebars, historic photos, and a glossary enhance readers’ understanding of this topic. Additional features include a table of contents, an index, a timeline and fun facts. Aligned to Common Core Standards and correlated to state standards. Checkerboard Library is an imprint of Abdo Publishing, a division of ABDO.