Thomas Edison

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DK Pub., 2009 - Juvenile Nonfiction - 128 pages
Filled with archival photographs and amazing facts, this groundbreaking series introduces young readers to some of history's most interesting and influential characters. The series now features a refreshed design, taking the series' original look in a more modern direction.

DK Biography: Thomas Edison
tells the story of the famous inventor, from his childhood as an "addled" student, to his reign as the "Wizard of Menlo Park," where he developed the electric light bulb, the phonograph, and many other inventions still in use today.

Supports the Common Core State Standards.

About the author (2009)

Jan Adkins is the author and illustrator of more than 40 books, most of them nonfiction for young people, his special audience. He is an explainer and storyteller who hikes and sails around the San Francisco Bay area. He's an odd duck, and probably belongs in 1895. You can find more about him at