Remember Me

Inventing the Future : A Photobiography of Thomas Alva Edison
Children's - Grade 4-6, Age 9-11 
64 p.  
Retail $7.95

In Cart: 0
Available: 0
ISBN 9780792259343
Publisher Summary
Presents a biography of the tireless Thomas Edison, illustrated with many photos of his life and inventions.

This paperback addition to our Photobiography series, Inventing the Future,documents the life of Thomas Edison. This prolific American is recognized as one of history's greatest inventors. His 1,093 patented inventions include the light bulb, the phonograph, and the microphone.

Young readers learn why Edison believed that "genius is one per cent inspiration and 99 percent perspiration." An inspiring lesson in the rewards of dogged perseverance, Inventing the Future also illustrates how Edison's greatest legacy is the research laboratory, where constant experimentation remains the necessary prelude to discovery.

Marfé Ferguson Delano's portrait of this quirky original includes clippings from Edison's notebooks and images of the inventor at work—and occasionally at rest.

Awards include:
  • Notable Social Studies Trade Book for Young People—NCSS/CBC
  • Outstanding Science Trade Book for Children—NSTA/CBC
  • American Library Association Notable Book
  • James Madison Book Award—Honor Book
If you like this book, here are a few more suggestions
Go Free or Die : A Story About Harriet Tubman Young Patriot : The American Revolution As Experienced by One Boy Revolutionary John Adams Adventurous Life of Myles Standish and the Amazing-But-True Survival Story of Plymouth Colony : Barbary Pirates, the Mayflower, the First Thanksgiving, and Much, Much More Henry Ford : Putting the World on Wheels Airborne : A Photobiography of Wilbur and Orville Wright Surviving Hitler : A Boy in the Nazi Death Camps Helen's Big World : The Life of Helen Keller Harlem Hellfighters Sarah Emma Edmonds Was a Great Pretender : The True Story of a Civil War Spy George Washington Carver Wright Brothers : Pioneers of American Aviation Marquette & Jolliet : Quest for the Mississippi Young Abe Lincoln : The Frontier Days, 1809-1837 John F. Kennedy Helen Keller Photo By Brady : A Picture Of The Civil War Trailblazing Life of Daniel Boone and How Early Americans Took to the Road Princess Ka'Iulani : Hope of a Nation, Heart of a People Behind Rebel Lines : The Incredible Story of Emma Edmonds, Civil War Spy