Alexander Graham Bell

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A biography of the prolific inventor who had a keen interest in voice and sound and who worked tirelessly on behalf of deaf people.

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Overview

A biography of the prolific inventor who had a keen interest in voice and sound and who worked tirelessly on behalf of deaf people.

A biography of the prolific inventor who had a keen interest in voice and sound and who worked tirelessly on behalf of deaf people.

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Publishers Weekly - Publisher's Weekly
Featuring his signature, black-and-white acrylic paintings, Fisher's (Gandhi; Marie Curie) latest picture-book biography carefully charts Alexander Graham Bell's (1847--1922) career as educator and inventor. On most spreads, the copious text is set into the gray backdrop of the crisp, large-scale art, giving the volume a strikingly sophisticated look. But while the descriptions of Bell's tireless experiments will well serve youngsters researching his life, the text will prove slow-going for the casual reader. The writing is dense: on just one page, for example, Fisher discusses the influence of Morse code, Bell's grandfather, Bell's prodigious stint as a university student and his father's "Visible Speech" voice-teaching system. Only indirectly and intermittently does Bell's personality emerge. Readers learn that "Aleck" Bell was so involved in pursuing his future wife, the deaf daughter of a Boston lawyer who invested in his work on the telephone, that he failed to submit his patent application for the phone (the exasperated investor and father-in-law-to-be filed the papers himself). When Bell's newborn son dies, apparently of lung failure, "Aleck consoled his family, which now included daughters, Elsie and Marian, and secluded himself in his laboratory"; more text is devoted to his subsequent invention of the "vacuum jacket," a precursor of the iron lung, than to his family's or his own reaction to the tragedy. Readers will come away awed by Bell's visionary achievements, but will find the technological breakthroughs themselves difficult to absorb. Ages 7-12. (Mar.)
School Library Journal
Gr 3-5-Even in the age of the information superhighway, the inventor of the telephone still elicits a fair amount of attention. Fisher's biography does an adequate job of describing Bell's early life in Scotland, his interest in teaching the deaf, and his eventual emigration with his family to Canada. The rest of the book recounts his work on the telephone, plus other inventions, such as a metal detector and an artificial breathing apparatus, a precursor to the iron lung. The book is replete with the black-and-white acrylic paintings for which Fisher is so widely admired. Like his picture-book biographies on Galileo (1992) and Gutenberg (1993, both Macmillan), this title provides an overview of an individual's life and achievements without intimidating young readers.-Carol Fazioli, The Brearley School, New York City, NY
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The downcast eyes and grave expressions of the monumental figures in Fisher's paintings set a tone that occasionally contradicts the text's exuberance, e.g., Bell's "joyous capacity for learning all there was to know about the universe grew as large as his waistline"-but this recap of the inventor's character and accomplishments is engrossing reading and a grand tribute to an extraordinary imagination. Fisher provides detailed accounts of the inventions and incisive views of their significance; his pictures may lack the visual flash of those in Tom L. Matthews's Always Inventing (see review, below), but they provide clear, straightforward detail. The lack of a bibliography is the only disappointment; Fisher finds plenty to admire in Bell, as will readers. (diagrams, chronology) (Picture book/biography. 7-10) .
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780689816079
  • Publisher: Atheneum Books for Young Readers
  • Publication date: 2/1/1999
  • Edition description: 1 ED
  • Edition number: 1
  • Pages: 32
  • Age range: 7 - 10 Years
  • Product dimensions: 8.76 (w) x 11.40 (h) x 0.35 (d)

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