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Going Up!: Elisha Otis's Trip to the Top

3.82  ·  Rating Details  ·  38 Ratings  ·  7 Reviews
This is the fourth book in Tundra's Great Idea Series of biographies for young readers. The story behind the invention of the elevator is one that all young children can relate to! The previous books in the series have been well reviewed, and this new book will be equally compelling.

A short, fully illustrated biography in the award-winning GREAT IDEA SERIES, about the man
Hardcover, 32 pages
Published October 9th 2012 by Tundra Books
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Nicola Mansfield
Jan 05, 2013 Nicola Mansfield rated it really liked it
Reason for Reading: Next in the series.

I always enjoy good picture book biographies and Monica Kulling's "Great Idea Series" is a favourite of mine. She has a knack for picking the not so common inventors of the last 150 years or so. These are inventions we've heard of but the inventor's names are not always the most well known. I have heard of Elijah Otis before but if asked who he was I would have answered "an inventor" not really connecting his name with his famous and life-changing invention
Bobbi Miller
Nov 03, 2012 Bobbi Miller rated it it was amazing
Hold That Elevator!

Monica Kulling’s Great Ideas Series showcases forgotten heroes, inventors who changed the course of history but whose inventions we now take for granted: George Eastman’s first photograph, Elijah McCoy’s steam engine, and Margaret Knight’s folding paper bag. The fourth book in the series tells the story of Elisha Otis and his elevator. As with her previous books in the series, Monica blends fiction and nonfiction to create an authentic historical and social landscape, as her p
Mar 07, 2015 Alice rated it really liked it
Shelves: 4-stars
Step into an elevator..any elevator...and you can thank Elisha Otis. Also look around the elevator compartment...chances are it will say Otis on it. I enjoyed the story and the information. The pictures were good as well.
A fun youth biography that tells the story of the man who invented the elevator. Very interesting!
I really liked the illustrations in this book.
Debbie Tanner
Feb 17, 2013 Debbie Tanner rated it really liked it
I liked this biography about Elisha Otis, the inventor of the elevator. The pictures are nice and give a good feel for story. I think it would be a good addition to the biography shelf at our school.
Brilliant. This invention sure has changed the world, and this biography explains to kids how the inventor thought of it and made it a universal machine. Nice.
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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 Rooseve ...more
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