Who Was Milton Bradley? (Who Was?)

by Kirsten Anderson (Author) Tim Foley (Illustrator)

Who Was Milton Bradley? (Who Was?)
Reading Level: 4th − 5th Grade
Series: Who Was?
"Meet the man behind the board games: Milton Bradley. Born in Maine in 1836, Milton Bradley moved with his family to the working-class city of Lowell, Massachusetts, at age 11. His early life consisted of several highs and lows, from graduating high school and attending Harvard to getting laid off and losing his first wife. These experiences gave Bradley the idea for his first board game: The Checkered Game of Life. He produced and sold Life across the country and it quickly became a national sensation. Working with his company, the Milton Bradley Company, he continued to produce board games, crayons, and kid-friendly school supplies for the rest of his life. He is often credited as the father of board games, and the Milton Bradley Company has created Battleship, Jenga, Yahtzee, Trouble, and many more classic games"--
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Kirsten Anderson
Kirsten Anderson is a freelance writer and actress who lives in New York City with her charming Pomeranian, Sunflower.
Lexile Measure
Guided Reading Level
Penguin Workshop
Publication date
August 02, 2016
Who Was?
BISAC categories
JNF025200 - Juvenile Nonfiction | History | United States/19th Century
JNF007000 - Juvenile Nonfiction | Biography & Autobiography | General
JNF021010 - Juvenile Nonfiction | Games & Activities | Board Games
Library of Congress categories
United States
JUVENILE NONFICTION / Biography & Autobiograp
JUVENILE NONFICTION / History / United States
Bradley, Milton
Board game industry
Milton Bradley Company
JUVENILE NONFICTION / Games & Activities / Bo

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