Young Thomas Edison

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Penguin, Mar 19, 2009 - Juvenile Nonfiction - 192 pages
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Unable to hear, Thomas Edison seemed unlikely to become one of America?s greatest inventors, but as a hardworking young man, he wasn?t about to let a minor obstacle stop him. He invented the phonograph, the incandescent lightbulb, and motion pictures, to name but three of his many important inventions. Eventually he was named ?the greatest living American.? Follow Thomas Edison?s life from losing his sense of hearing to losing his hard-earned fortune, in this intriguing biography by Newbery Honor author Sterling North.

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I read the 1958 edition as a kid, it was one of my favorite books. Well written, and thrilling. I'm glad we had Mr.Edison before this current age of stifling government regulations and endless laws and taxes.Highly recommended for kids and adults.

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Sterling North was born into a family of poets and was himself first published at age eight. He went on to have a career as a journalist and literary editor of several well-respected newspapers. After writing the autobiographical "Rascal," he won a host of literary awards.
Jim Weiss is a nationally acclaimed storyteller and recording artist. He is the recipient of over 31 major awards from the American Library Association, Parents' Choice Foundation, Oppenheim Toy Portfolio and more.