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When

Occurs on Saturday February 17 2018

Approximate running time: 1 hour and 30 minutes

Venue

Vashon Center for the Arts
19600 Vashon Highway SW
Vashon Island WA 98070

Performance Notes

× February 17 –Book-It Repertory Theatre presents

WHOOSH! Lonnie Johnson’s Super-Soaking Stream of Inventions

by Chris Barton, Illustrated by Don Tate

This is a story of a cool idea with a big splash! You know the Super Soaker. It's one of the top twenty toys of all time. And it was an accidental discovery that brought it into being. Trying to create a new cooling system for refrigerators and air conditioners, inventor Lonnie Johnson instead created the mechanics for the iconic toy. A love for rockets, robots, inventions, and a mind for creativity were present in Lonnie Johnson’s early life. Growing up in a house full of brothers and sisters, Lonnie demonstrated persistence and a passion for problem-solving that became the cornerstone of his career as an engineer and his work with NASA. But it is Lonnie’s invention of the Super Soaker water gun that has made the most memorable splash in popular culture.

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