Children's LiteratureYoung readers will find a wealth of information on telephones in this slim volume. This new addition to the "Transportation and Communication" Series opens in 1876 at the Centennial where young A. G. Bell is demonstrating his new invention. The chapter on how telephones work simply and accurately conveys to young readers how messages are sent by vibrations through circuits and cables and are transmitted to the receiver. Colorful diagrams and photographs throughout the text are a visual aid and enhance the concepts. The history of communication begins with the brave riders of the pony express and moves on to the invention of Morse Code and the telegraph. The timeline continues to the modern methods of communication we know today. Readers will discover ways in which the telephone changed society and the worker by offering new jobs for men and women, and how the telephone made the world seem smaller. A look into the future reveals video phones and modern cell phones. Endnotes include a useful timeline, glossary and Internet sites where curious readers can locate more information. This informative resource is an ideal addition to a primary classroom or home library.