Who Was Thomas Alva Edison? (Who Was?)

by Margaret Frith (Author) John O'Brien (Illustrator)

Who Was Thomas Alva Edison? (Who Was?)
Reading Level: 4th – 5th Grade
Series: Who Was?
One day in 1882, Thomas Edison flipped a switch that lit up lower Manhattan with incandescent light and changed the way people live ever after. The electric light bulb was only one of thousands of Edison's inventions, which include the phonograph and the kinetoscope, an early precursor to the movie camera. As a boy, observing a robin catch a worm and then take flight, he fed a playmate a mixture of worms and water to see if she could fly! Here's an accessible, appealing biography with 100 black-and-white illustrations.

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Classification
Non-fiction
ISBN-13
9780448437651
Lexile Measure
790L
Guided Reading Level
O
Publisher
Penguin Workshop
Publication date
December 20, 2005
Series
Who Was?
BISAC categories
JNF007090 - Juvenile Nonfiction | Biography & Autobiography | Science & Technology
JNF061010 - Juvenile Nonfiction | Technology | Inventions
Library of Congress categories
United States
Inventors
Electrical engineers
Edison, Thomas A

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