Reading/Interest Level: Primary, Intermediate
Author: Rebecca Felix
Before Eddie Bauer patented his Skyliner down jacket, he patented a badminton regulation shuttlecock. These are just two of his many contributions to the outdoors and sports world! This book takes readers step by step to explain how Eddie Bauer started out as a child in Washington and died a rich and famous inventor and sportsman. Helpful historical references are included that help readers to understand the groundbreaking nature of Bauer’s impact on society. The book ends by explaining where the state of Eddie Bauer’s brand is now, as he died in 1986, and shares that his brand still follows the creed written by Bauer.
This book employs nonfiction text features including chapters, a table of contents, images with captions, an index, a glossary, websites for further reference, a timeline of Eddie Bauer’s life, and a timeline of popular coats and jackets in culture. These features each serve to round out readers’ understanding of Eddie Bauer and his accomplishments and will be helpful to readers who glean information verbally or visually. This biography imparts on readers the importance of being an innovative thinker with a goal of making the world a better place, and shows how this had a successful outcome for Bauer.