The Story of Thomas Alva Edison

The Story of Thomas Alva Edison Beginning with Thomas Edison s childhood when he set up his first laboratory in his basement as a year old and following through his many jobs before he was able to support himself as an inventor

  • Title: The Story of Thomas Alva Edison
  • Author: Margaret Cousins
  • ISBN: 9780394848839
  • Page: 443
  • Format: Paperback
  • Beginning with Thomas Edison s childhood, when he set up his first laboratory in his basement as a 10 year old, and following through his many jobs before he was able to support himself as an inventor, this is the true story of the man who brought the world the phonograph, motion pictures, and even the electric light bulb revolutionary inventions that forever changed the wBeginning with Thomas Edison s childhood, when he set up his first laboratory in his basement as a 10 year old, and following through his many jobs before he was able to support himself as an inventor, this is the true story of the man who brought the world the phonograph, motion pictures, and even the electric light bulb revolutionary inventions that forever changed the way people live One of the most critically acclaimed, best selling children s book series ever published The New York TimesMargaret Cousins is also the author of the Landmark Book Ben Franklin of Old Philadelphia.

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    1. This book definitely caught my attention, so I read it. The book made me appreciate and admire Thomas Alva Edison more than ever before. I never exactly knew what this man did for the world until I read this book. I absolutely liked reading this book because it fascinated me the entire time knowing what this man could do and did throughout his lifetime. My favorite part consisted of reading about the humbleness of Edison . I found no dislikes while reading this book. The book came off as an easy [...]

    2. I would say this is in my top 5 favorite books of all time. Yes, I think it's that good. The story describes how Thomas grows up and how he becomes interested in being an inventor, and accurately and vividly describes his successes and failures, and the outcome of them.

    3. I really liked this book. I never really knew about Thomas Edison until I read this book. If I were to read about a person, I guess it might as well be the greatest contribution to the united stated in the late 1800’s. Knowing about the civil war surprising helped me understand some of the terms and events in the book. When the book mentioned riots breaking out over “Carpetbaggers” I remembered learning about that in social studies. Carpetbaggers are northerners traveling to the south afte [...]

    4. The Story of Thomas Alva Edison is a well-written book about Thomas Edison’s life, from birth to death. It is written in a way that is interesting to children in late elementary through middle school. Many stories and anecdotes are included to give a well-rounded picture of the inventor. I recommend it for children and adults alike.

    5. This is not the same cover that we have. My children really enjoyed this read aloud and were inspired by it. We had many interesting conversation and some science projects resulted for the read!

    6. My son expected this book to be boring and instead found it fascinating. Well written and engaging account of an amazing person.

    7. This is the kind of biography I enjoyed reading when I was a kid. Very well written and keeps your attention to the last word! What an amazing person Edison was.

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