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Thomas Edison (In Their Own Words)by George Sullivan
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In Their Own Words: Thomas Edison tells the exciting story of Edison's life using his laboratory notes, business records, and personal recollections.
"I find out what the world needs. Then I go ahead and try to invent it."
With these words, Thomas Edison explains how he developed ideas and turned them into useful inventions. Although he is most famous for inventing the lightbulb, Edison is credited with hundreds of inventions. The young boy who did poorly in school became one of the most famous men in America.
This exciting new biography of Thomas Edison will enlighten, as well as entertain, elementary school kids.
Inventor Edison explains how he developed ideas and turned them into useful inventions such as the light bulb and hundreds of others. 40 illustrations.
Includes bibliographical references (p. 122) and index.
About the Author
Author George Edward Sullivan was born on August 11, 1927, in Lowell, MA. Between 1945 and 1948, he was in the U.S. Navy, where he served as a journalist. He has written over 200 nonfiction books for children and young adults on a wide variety of topics. In 2005, his book BUILT TO LAST was honored with the Orbis Pictus Award for Outstanding Nonfiction for Children. Sullivan is a member of PEN, Authors Guild, Authors League of America, and the American Society of Journalists and Authors. He lives in New York with his wife.
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