Thomas Edison

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Meet Thomas Edison — world-famous inventor. The story of his many inventions, including the phonograph and the light bulb, is told in level-appropriate language and detailed illustrations in the Level 3 first reader.
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Overview

Meet Thomas Edison — world-famous inventor. The story of his many inventions, including the phonograph and the light bulb, is told in level-appropriate language and detailed illustrations in the Level 3 first reader.
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Editorial Reviews

Children's Literature - Marilyn Courtot
Growing up in New Jersey, I learned very early about the wizard of Menlo Park. Thomas Edison was a man of incredible talent. He and his laboratory were responsible for more than 1,000 inventions, including things that we take for granted today—the electric light bulb, phonograph, and movies. The focus in this book is on his early years, when he was pretty much a rebel who was constantly experimenting and causing fires with his experiments. He did learn to become a telegraph operator and found ways to improve the system. Then he started working in his own lab and would sometimes work until midnight without taking a break to eat. It is as if he could not find enough time to bring to fruition all of his ideas. He tried many different filaments for the light bulb until he finally found something that would last for hours. He thrilled the town when he set up a light show for New Year's Eve. The last page includes more facts and museums where you can see his inventions. Reviewer: Marilyn Courtot
School Library Journal

Gr 1-3

Two fresh, short biographies for newly independent readers. Each book is unbroken by chapters, and both lack an index. And, interestingly, each one gives a pronunciation guide to just one word-"Iroquois" in Champlain and "phonograph" in Edison . Champlain's childhood can only be surmised. He was born around 1580 in France, according to the text, although the CIP lists his birth year as 1567. Edison takes readers from the subject's childhood in Ohio, where he was born in 1847, to his death 84 years later. His more famous inventions are mentioned. In both books, the writing is clear if sedate, and the type is large. Abundant pen-and-ink illustrations are finely rendered and enhance each text. There are several books for this age range about Edison, such as David A. Adler's worthy A Picture Book of Thomas Alva Edison (Holiday House, 1996), but there is little information available for this audience on Champlain.-Anne Chapman Callaghan, Racine Public Library, WI

CM Magazine
These books provide thorough and interesting introductions to the lives of important historical figures and to the genre of biography itself.
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Abundant pen-and-ink illustrations are finely rendered and enhance each text.

Abundant pen-and-ink illustrations are finely rendered and enhance each text.

These books provide thorough and interesting introductions to the lives of important historical figures and to the genre of biography itself.

These books provide thorough and interesting introductions to the lives of important historical figures and to the genre of biography itself.

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9781554530588
  • Publisher: Kids Can Press, Limited
  • Publication date: 8/1/2008
  • Series: Kids Can Read Series
  • Pages: 32
  • Sales rank: 827,424
  • Age range: 6 - 8 Years
  • Product dimensions: 5.80 (w) x 8.80 (h) x 0.20 (d)

Meet the Author

Elizabeth MacLeod has written many children's books, including nine titles in the Snapshots Biography series, numerous titles in the Kids Can Read, Kids Books Of and Kids Can Do It series, Why Do Horses Have Manes?, What Did Dinosaurs Eat?, and Monster Fliers. She lives in Toronto.

Andrej Krystoforski was born in Poland. He has worked as a production designer and as an animator. In addition to illustrating the Jungle of Utt books and The Boy Who Loved Bananas, he has also contributed illustrations to many magazines and newspapers. Andrej lives in Toronto, Ontario.

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