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A Picture Book of Thomas Alva Edison First Edition
Contributor(s): Adler, David A., Wallner, John C. (Illustrator), Wallner, Alexandra (Illustrator)

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ISBN: 0823414140     ISBN-13: 9780823414147
Publisher: Holiday House
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Binding Type: Paperback - See All Available Formats & Editions
Published: April 1999
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Annotation: An introduction to the genius with a curious mind who loved to experiment and who invented the phonograph, light bulb, movie camera, and numerous other items.

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Additional Information
Library of Congress Subjects:
Electrical engineers; United States; Biography; Juvenile literature.
Inventors; United States; Biography; Juvenile literature.
Inventors.
BISAC Categories:
- Juvenile Nonfiction | Biography & Autobiography | Science & Technology
Dewey: 621.3/092
LCCN: 95042533
Lexile Measure: 700
Academic/Grade Level: Grade 1-2, Age 6-7
Series: Picture Book Biography
Book type: Easy Non Fiction
Physical Information: 8.00" H x 9.75" W x 0.25" (0.25 lbs)
Accelerated Reader Info
Quiz #: 29431
Reading Level: 4.3   Interest Level: Lower Grades   Point Value: 0.5
Scholastic Reading Counts Info
Quiz #: Q09082
Reading Level: 5.5   Interest Level: Grades 3-5   Point Value: 2.0
 
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Publisher Description:
His inventions included the phonograph, light bulb, and movie camera.

Contributor Bio(s): David A. Adler is the author of many popular books for children, including biographies, math books, and Judaica. His strong interest in history and biography led to his bestselling Picture Book Biography series. He lives in New York State with his wife and family.

John Wallner has illustrated dozens of books for children, including David A. Adler's Honest Abe Lincoln: Easy-to-Read Stories about Abraham Lincoln, a Bank Street Best Book of the Year. Alexandra Wallner has written and illustrated many biographies for children about remarkable people, including Lucy Maud Montgomery, Grandma Moses, Abigail Adams, and Beatrix Potter. She and her husband live in Mexico and often collaborate on their books.

Alexandra Wallner has written and illustrated many biographies for children about remarkable people, including Lucy Maud Montgomery, Grandma Moses, Abigail Adams, and Beatrix Potter. She and her husband live in Mexico and often collaborate on their books.

Reviewed by Horn Book Guide Reviews (Horn Book Guide Reviews 1997)
This book begins with a look at Edison's early years, giving readers a sense of the influences on the inventor. Edison's later life and career are relayed in clear, simple prose, appropriate for the picture-book audience. Rather bland watercolors give a period flavor to the book. A list of important dates in Edison's life concludes the book. Copyright 1998 Horn Book Guide Reviews

Reviewed by School Library Journal Reviews (SLJ Reviews 1996 December)
K-Gr 4-In this latest entry in a well-known series, Adler recycles material from Thomas Alva Edison (Holiday, 1990). This greatly simplified and shortened biography does not afford much insight into Edison's character, but focuses on the highlights of the man's life and career achievements. By depicting well-chosen incidents, Adler and the Wallners provide interesting glimpses of an inquisitive youth who grew into a hard-working visionary. An adequate introduction with appeal for reluctant readers and very young listeners.-Marilyn Taniguchi, Santa Monica Public Library, CA
 
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