The Story of Henry Ford (The Story Of)

by Jenna Grodzicki (Author)

The Story of Henry Ford (The Story Of)
Reading Level: 2nd − 3rd Grade
Series: The Story Of

Discover the life of Henry Ford--a story about putting the world on wheels for kids ages 6 to 9

Henry Ford was the founder of Ford Motor Company and the inventor of the Model T, the car that changed the way many Americans lived. Before he became a pioneer in the auto industry, Henry was a young boy who loved to take things apart and figure out how they worked. When he grew up, he invented creative new ways to assemble cars and made them more affordable for the first time. This Henry Ford biography for kids explores how he went from being a curious child to a successful businessman and inventor.

  • Core curriculum--Kids will learn the Who, What, Where, When, Why, and How of Henry's life, and take a quick quiz to test their knowledge.
  • Short chapters--This standout among biographies for kids is broken down into brief chapters that make it fun and easy for new readers to discover details about Henry Ford.
  • Colorful illustrations--Bring Henry's story to life with vibrant illustrations that keep kids engaged and excited to keep reading.

How will Henry Ford's hard work and innovative spirit inspire the child in your life?

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Review quotes

A refreshing, interactive biography about the life of Henry Ford by Jenna Grodzicki. No human is perfect, and Grodzicki accurately depicts Ford's accomplishments and mistakes in a way new readers can understand. Grodzicki's highly engaging style—including interactive think-tank questions, quizzes, and well-researched interesting facts—makes this book stand out from other biographies. It would be a wonderful addition to elementary and public libraries, as well as the perfect gift for the new reader interested in cars and history. Includes timelines by chapter and a glossary. —Sarah Idman, elementary school librarian

Jenna Grodzicki, an experienced children's author, has provided a wonderful account of Henry Ford's life for new readers. Accurate, beautifully written, and bolstered with historical timelines and stimulating think-tank questions, this book tells the fascinating story of one of the most influential individuals in American history. Children will love it. —Steven Watts, author of The People's Tycoon: Henry Ford and the American Century

Jenna Grodzicki has written with great awareness and sensitivity for beginning readers about Henry Ford. Ford's inventiveness gave people around the world the ability to own his Ford Model T even as some of his beliefs and actions were wrong and hurtful to others. The book's graphics actively engage its readers too. —Helen V Hutchings, reviewer, writer, member of Society of Automotive Historians, Antique Automobile Club of America,, and others

Lexile Measure
Guided Reading Level
Rockridge Press
Publication date
November 01, 2022
The Story Of
BISAC categories
JNF007090 - Juvenile Nonfiction | Biography & Autobiography | Science & Technology
JNF061010 - Juvenile Nonfiction | Technology | Inventions
JNF057030 - Juvenile Nonfiction | Transportation | Cars & Trucks
Library of Congress categories

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