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It's a Snap!: George Eastman's First Photo (Great Idea)

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In 1877 in Rochester, New York, George Eastman couldnt understand why picture-taking was so difficult. Having left school at fourteen to support his mother and two sisters, George decided to find out by making photography his hobby. He packed up glass plates, a plate holder, a tent, a heavy tripod, a thick piece of black cloth, a water jug, and chemicals and set off to take his first photograph.

George realized that not many people could own a camera — they were too expensive and the size of todays microwave ovens! But how could he make picture-taking easier? Eventually, George created dry plates, and they were such a success that he opened his own dry-plate company in 1881. But this was only the beginning — George went on to invent film and the Brownie camera. The rest is history.

Monica Kullings spunky, playful text is beautifully complemented by the stunning pen-and-ink with watercolor illustrations of artist Bill Slavin. Its a Snap! George Eastmans First Photo introduces a new series for Tundra — the Great Idea Series — a must-have for schools, libraries, and parents alike.

Synopsis:

A biography of George Eastman--the inventor of dry plates, film, and the Brownie camera.

About the Author

Monica Kulling was born in Vancouver, British Columbia. She received a BA in creative writing from the University of Victoria. Monica Kulling has published twenty-six fiction and nonfiction books for children, including picture books, poetry, and biographies. She is best known for introducing biography to children just learning to read and has written about Harriet Tubman, Houdini, Eleanor Roosevelt, and Amelia Earhart among others. Monica Kulling lives in Toronto, Canada.

Bill Slavin has illustrated over seventy books for children, including The Big Book of Canada by Christopher Moore. He has won the Amelia Frances Howard-Gibbon Illustrators Award, the Blue Spruce Award, and the Zena Sutherland Award for Childrens Literature, among many others. Bill Slavin lives in Millbrook, Ontario.

Product Details

ISBN:
9780887768811
Author:
Kulling, Monica
Publisher:
Tundra Books (NY)
Illustrator:
Slavin, Bill
Author:
illustrated by Bill Slavin
Author:
Slavin, Bill
Subject:
Biography & Autobiography - Historical
Subject:
Biography & Autobiography - Science & Technology
Subject:
Curiosities & Wonders
Subject:
Inventors
Subject:
Inventors -- United States.
Subject:
Photography
Subject:
Historical
Subject:
Children s Young Adult-Biography
Edition Description:
Tundra Books
Series:
Great Idea Series
Publication Date:
20090831
Binding:
HARDCOVER
Grade Level:
from K up to 3
Language:
English
Illustrations:
YES
Pages:
32
Dimensions:
10.31x8.26x.36 in. .77 lbs.
Age Level:
05-08

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Children's » Nonfiction » Biographies
Children's » Nonfiction » General
Children's » Nonfiction » How Things Work
Young Adult » Nonfiction » Biographies

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