Timeless Thomas by Gene Barretta
How Thomas Edison Changed Our Lives

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The lively illustrations, with spots of humor, help bring the more technical material down to child’s-eye level.
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What do record players, batteries, and movie cameras have in common?

All these devices were created by the man known as The Wizard of Menlo Park: Thomas Edison.

Edison is most famous for inventing the incandescent lightbulb, but at his landmark laboratories in Menlo Park & West Orange, New Jersey, he also developed many other staples of modern technology. Despite many failures, Edison persevered. And good for that, because it would be very difficult to go through a day without using one of his life-changing inventions. In this enlightening book, Gene Barretta enters the laboratories of one of America's most important inventors.

 

About Gene Barretta

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Gene Barretta has written and illustrated several award-winning books for young readers, including Neo Leo: The Ageless Ideas of Leonardo da Vinci and Now & Ben: The Modern Inventions of Benjamin Franklin, as well as Dear Deer and Zoola Palooza. He lives in Wynnewood, Pennsylvania, with his wife, Leslie, and their son, Ben. [genebarretta.com]
 
Published July 17, 2012 by Henry Holt and Co. (BYR). 40 pages
Genres: History, Education & Reference, Children's Books.
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Reviewed by Pamela Paul on Jul 18 2012

The lively illustrations, with spots of humor, help bring the more technical material down to child’s-eye level.

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