Samuel Morse and the Telegraph

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Tells the story of how Samuel Morse developed a working telegraph in 1844 that changed the way people communicated. Written in graphic-novel format.
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Overview

Tells the story of how Samuel Morse developed a working telegraph in 1844 that changed the way people communicated. Written in graphic-novel format.
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Editorial Reviews

Children's Literature - Kathie M. Josephs
The "Graphic Library" series books are perfect for both boys and girls who want to learn in an interesting way. What child does not like learning from a book that is in graphic style? This particular book is part of the "Inventions and Discoveries" series. Today, we take it for grated with our cell phones and computers, that we can send and receive information in seconds. In the 1800's when Morse's mother was ill, it took a letter a week to reach him, and he had no idea if she was still alive when he left to go 3,000 miles to see her. He became obsessed with the idea of using electricity as a means of conveying information at a fast rate and pursued this idea with great vigor. He was fortunate to live and see his Morse code and telegraph become two of America's greatest inventions. It is amazing how much information is given to the reader in just 32 pages. This book would be perfect in a classroom or school library. It also lends itself to the science and social studies classroom libraries. Graphic format makes it perfect for students who are reluctant readers and never seem to finish a book on their own or for young adults who want to read anything they can get their hands on. The full-color graphics make an enormous impact on the story. The author inserts a box on most pages that includes narration, giving extra facts to the reader to help with comprehension. Vocabulary has been well selected, and this book is an excellent resource that could be used for writing a summary, a book report, or a full research project. At the end of the book, the author includes more facts about Morse and the telegraph, a glossary, a list of internet sites, additional books for more information, and abibliography. I highly recommend this book.
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780736868464
  • Publisher: Capstone Press
  • Publication date: 1/1/2007
  • Series: Monsters Series
  • Pages: 32
  • Sales rank: 974,460
  • Age range: 8 - 14 Years
  • Product dimensions: 7.20 (w) x 9.10 (h) x 0.30 (d)

Meet the Author

David Seidman is a comics writer, consultant, and publicist. He has written for Simpsons Comics, the nonfiction graphic novel Samuel Morse and the Telegraph, and the photo novel Fantastic 4. He was one of the founders of Disney Comics and has taught comic book writing at UCLA.
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Table of Contents


The Need for Speed     4
An Electric Idea     8
Big Business     18
Father of the Modern World     24
More about Morse and the Telegraph     28
Glossary     30
Internet Sites     30
Read More     31
Bibliography     31
Index     32
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