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Young Thomas Edison

Author: Michael Dooling
Publisher: New York : Holiday House, 2005.
Edition/Format:   Book : Biography : Juvenile audience : English : 1st edView all editions and formats
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From the lightbulb to the phonograph to the movies, Thomas Edison was the mastermind behind many inventions that are taken for granted today. But how did he grow up to be a legendary inventor? Michael Dooling explores the origins of Edison's scientific genius: his interest in mixing chemicals-sometimes with explosive results-his diligence in his work as a paperboy, and his difficulty paying attention in school.  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Picture books for children
Juvenile literature
Biography Juvenile literature
Named Person: Thomas A Edison; Thomas A Edison; Thomas A Edison
Material Type: Biography, Juvenile audience
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Michael Dooling
ISBN: 0823418685 9780823418688
OCLC Number: 54913468
Awards: School Library Journal Starred Review (2005); Notable Children's Trade Books in the Field of Social Sciences (2006).
Target Audience: Elementary Grade.; 830
Description: 1 v. (unpaged) : ill. (some col.) ; 29 cm.
Responsibility: Michael Dooling.

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From the lightbulb to the phonograph to the movies, Thomas Edison was the mastermind behind many inventions that are taken for granted today. But how did he grow up to be a legendary inventor? Michael Dooling explores the origins of Edison's scientific genius: his interest in mixing chemicals-sometimes with explosive results-his diligence in his work as a paperboy, and his difficulty paying attention in school. Through his clear text and stunning illustrations, Dooling presents a fascinating and compelling portrait of the man who has been called America's greatest inventor and entrepreneur.

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