National Geographic Readers: Thomas Edison

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Learn all about Thomas Edison, one of the most important figures in American history, in this colorful, inviting, and entertaining biography. This carefully leveled reader is written in an easy-to-grasp style to encourage the inventors of tomorrow!

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Learn all about Thomas Edison, one of the most important figures in American history, in this colorful, inviting, and entertaining biography. This carefully leveled reader is written in an easy-to-grasp style to encourage the inventors of tomorrow!

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Children's Literature - Jill Walton
Shine the lights, play the music, show the visuals and the movie begins, thanks to Thomas Edison. He said, “I think work is the world’s greatest fun.” Of all the notable quotes of Edison, this one quote makes him a man worth knowing. A life long learner, Thomas Edison worked steadily from the age of twelve. His first patent was for a vote-counting machine, which was not a success. His most amazing invention was the electric light bulb, but he had more fun after he created the light bulb. He had to build the infrastructure to fuel that electricity that kept the bulb burning. And he did! Edison invented electric lights, the phonograph to play music, and the movie camera. One thousand plus registered patents later, Edison was still working hard when he passed away at age 84. This chapter book is for independent readers and is full of eye-catching diagrams, words to know, and many photos of Edison at different stages in his life. The amazing amount of well-illustrated facts about the time he lived in and wonderful Edison quotes make this a rich read. An adult would hope the young reader might need some assistance reading this comprehensive view of Thomas Edison. Reviewer: Jill Walton; Ages 5 to 8.
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9781426314766
  • Publisher: National Geographic Society
  • Publication date: 4/8/2014
  • Series: Readers Bios Series
  • Pages: 32
  • Sales rank: 200,511
  • Age range: 5 - 8 Years
  • Lexile: 650L (what's this?)
  • Product dimensions: 5.70 (w) x 8.80 (h) x 0.30 (d)

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