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Thomas Edison: Young Inventor (Childhood of Famous Americans)

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A biography focusing on the childhood of the inventor who patented more than 1,100 inventions in sixty years, among them the electric light and the phonograph.
Paperback, 192 pages
Published October 31st 1986 by Aladdin (first published 1959)
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I think this was the book I read. I can't remember anything but that it was about Edison and that I really liked it. And a telegraph. And wires. STOP.
Charlotte
Feb 17, 2015 Charlotte rated it really liked it
I really enjoyed this book. Thomas Edison had an amazing growing up experience! I read it and kind of wanted to give me kids that and then didn't know if I really wanted to. I'll have to think about that!
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Mar 20, 2015 Nathaniel rated it it was amazing
I liked it. My favorite part was when he was pulled onto his train by his ears cause he was selling newspapers.
Timothy Boyd
Very good bio of this interesting historical person. Recommended for young preteen readers
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With those words Thomas Edison explains how he developed ideas and turned them into useful inventions. Although he is most famous for inventing the lightbulb. Edison has created hundreds of inventions. The young boy who did poorly in schoolbecame one of the most famous men in america.

My opinion of this book is that I think it is a great book about the invetions of thomas Edison and and about Thomas Edison's Life.

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We learned about Thomas Edison during our unit on creativity. Scientists use creativity to solves problems and create new things.
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Encouraging, enlightening and empowering.
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