Road Trip! Hardcover by Claudia Friddell; Illustrated by Jeremy Holmes

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Road Trip! Hardcover by Claudia Friddell; Illustrated by Jeremy Holmes

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  • Publisher: Calkins Creek (2022-10-11)
  • Language: English
  • Paperback: 40 pages
  • ISBN-13: 9781684372720
  • Item Weight: 498.96 grams
  • Dimensions: 11.31 x 9.31 x 0.33 cm

Join Thomas Edison, Henry Ford, Harvey Firestone, and John Burroughs on their pioneering camping trips during the early 1900s in this energetic and entertaining nonfiction picture-book adventure.

After years of inventing things that other people needed, Thomas Edison and Henry Ford realized there was something they needed—a vacation! So, the famous inventors packed up Ford's Model T and invited their good friends Harvey Firestone and John Burroughs to join them as "the Four Vagabonds" hit America's back roads to enjoy the country's natural beauty, fireside chats, and frolicking fun with friends—all while inspiring future generations to invent camping adventures of their own.

“Buckle yourself in as Claudia Friddell and Jeremy Holmes take you on a fun, creative, and certainly unique road trip with America’s most famous vagabonds—Thomas Edison, Henry Ford, Harvey Firestone, and John Burroughs. The colorful and spirited illustrations, the stories of the Vagabond’s bivouacking travels and campsite escapades, and the well-researched bibliography makes Road Trip! a great addition to any child’s library!” —Matt Andres, curatorial registrar, Edison and Ford Winter Estates

About the Author

For children’s author Claudia Friddell, the next best thing to time travel is discovering and sharing exciting real life stories from long ago.  A former elementary school teacher, Claudia loves talking to students and teachers about the magic of bringing history to life through books. When she’s not visiting schools, digging for treasure in the library, or writing at her home in Baltimore, she’s reading, walking, and kayaking on Maryland’s Eastern Shore. Visit

Jeremy Holmes is an internationally renowned children's book illustrator, whose work has received numerous awards and starred reviews from critics. He won the prestigious Bologna Ragazzi Opera Prima Award (2010) for his debut book There Was an Old Lady Who Swallowed a Fly. Visit

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