Timeless Thomas: How Thomas Edison Changed Our Lives (Hardcover)

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By Gene Barretta, Gene Barretta (Illustrator)
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Without Edison, who gave us the telegraph, the light bulb, cement, alkaline batteries, and much more, we would be in the dark. Watercolor illustrations (6-8).

— From Biography

Description


What do record players, batteries, and movie cameras have in common?

All these devices were created by the man known as The Wizard of Menlo Park: Thomas Edison.

Edison is most famous for inventing the incandescent lightbulb, but at his landmark laboratories in Menlo Park & West Orange, New Jersey, he also developed many other staples of modern technology. Despite many failures, Edison persevered. And good for that, because it would be very difficult to go through a day without using one of his life-changing inventions. In this enlightening book, Gene Barretta enters the laboratories of one of America's most important inventors.

About the Author


Gene Barretta is the author and illustrator of Now & Ben: The Modern Inventions of Benjamin Franklin; Neo Leo: The Ageless Ideas of Leonardo da Vinci and Timeless Thomas: How Thomas Edison Changed Our Lives. He is also author and illustrator of Dear Deer, which was a Notable Children’s Book in the Language Arts and listed on the Parenting Magazine Mom-Tested Books of the Year List. He holds a B.F.A. in Film Studies from New York University, and has worked for many years in film and television production. He lives in Wynnewood, Pennsylvania with his son.

Gene Barretta is the author and illustrator of Now & Ben: The Modern Inventions of Benjamin Franklin; Neo Leo: The Ageless Ideas of Leonardo da Vinci and Timeless Thomas: How Thomas Edison Changed Our Lives. He is also author and illustrator of Dear Deer, which was a Notable Children’s Book in the Language Arts and listed on the Parenting Magazine Mom-Tested Books of the Year List. He holds a B.F.A. in Film Studies from New York University, and has worked for many years in film and television production. He lives in Wynnewood, Pennsylvania with his son.

Praise For…


“...useful tool to introduce history and inventions to reluctant readers or students…” —School Library Journal

“An entertaining, enlightening intro.” —Booklist

“[This] accessible and informative account [is] a worthy successor to Barretta's other men-and-ideas books.” —The New York Times

“A glowing tribute to the inventor who continues to influence modern life.” —Kirkus, starred

“Barretta's warm and funny watercolors create an inviting portrait of an influential man...” —Publishers Weekly

“This accessible introduction will inspire children to look closely at the world around them and come up with some creations of their own.” —School Library Journal on Neo Leo: The Ageless Ideas of Leonardo da Vinci

“While teachers are sure to reach for this entertaining resource again and again, the humor, illustrations, wordplay and story are strong enough that casual readers will pick this up, chuckle and even (gasp!) learn.” —Kirkus Reviews on Dear Deer

Product Details
ISBN: 9780805091083
ISBN-10: 0805091084
Publisher: Henry Holt and Co. (BYR)
Publication Date: July 17th, 2012
Pages: 40
Language: English

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