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Who Was Steve Jobs? (Who Was/Is...?)

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ebook, 112 pages
Published March 1st 2012 by Grosset & Dunlap (first published January 1st 2012)
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Vianni Richards
Nov 09, 2015 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Who was Steve Jobs? was an outstanding biography. I love the Who was ...? books because they are short, to the point, and will help me finish my six books. This book explained how Steve Jobs was able to live out his dream in making life different for the better.
Gabriel D
What a great biography! This gave me tons of information for my school presentation, and it also was fun to read. I've never really was interested into "Who Was" biographies but this changed my mind. I recommend this book to anyone who want's to learn about the great life of Steve Jobs.
Achantae C.
Dec 09, 2014 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
This was a pretty good book this book talked about the life of Steve Jobs. He was the man that created the Apple store.Thanks to him we even have Apple things now like I phones that he has created.
Steve job is the creator of the company apple.who later on got sick, and got kicked out of his own company.
Aug 28, 2017 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Planing to read Steve Jobs biography, i found this short book about him. I learned several things about Steve Jobs and i really liked his insistence on creating the device that he had on his mind.

Short biography that i can say i learnt different things from it.

Fun and easy to read book, i recommend it..👍🏼
My favorite series of biographies for young readers continues to provide fascinating looks at amazing people.Jobs is an interesting guy, and his life path wasn't straight forward, nor his personality warm and friendly. But he did Think Different and the world is a better place because of him.
I did not know Ridley Scott directed the first Apple commercial in 1984, or that Jobs did not bathe frequently! a fun little book.
Tyresa F.
Dec 09, 2014 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
this book was about the man who made apple with his friend. i really like this book because it told me about the person that made my phone brand so this is why i really like this book .
Ricky Trinkl
May 11, 2017 rated it did not like it  ·  review of another edition
Who Was Steve Jobs? by Pam Pollack is a complete biography about the CEO of Apple, Pixar, NeXT, etc., Steve Jobs. This will teach you everything you need to know about him.
Steve grew up in what is now known as Silicon Valley. When he went to high school he met his friend Steve Wozniak or "Woz", as they called him. Jobs and Woz came to the same conclusion that people need Personal Computers, or PCs. They built their first computer calling it the Apple II. They brought it to a computer convention
Carson Hayes
The book Who Was Steve Jobs by Pamela D. Pollack is a short informational book about Steve Jobs and his life with Apple. It mostly focuses on his adult life leading up to his death because, most of the most interesting parts in his life is his adulthood.
My opinion on the book is that is a great book. It has many great parts in it that, make you go Wow!!! It is interesting to know about a person who revolutionised the world! This book is just amazing.
I would suggest this book to people who rea
Feb 25, 2017 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: library
Steve Jobs was a brilliant man, and a genius. Ahead of his time with ideas, and who knew what other ideas he had stored in his brain. He was like an Albert Einstein, Benjamin Franklin, and a Leonardo DaVinci. Although, he was an eccentric man, and not the greatest business man, he still in fact, revolutionized and changed the world.
Side Note: This review was typed on my iPhone.
Luke Ewell
Aug 28, 2017 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: 5th-grade
One of the better Who was.
Jodi Beth
I am not the type of person who, on my own, would pick a biography to read for pleasure. I am currently taking a methods class to prepare me for teaching reading in an Elementary setting and we were required to read either an autobiography or biography that was appropriate for students in kindergarten through sixth grade. Reading this book has changed the way I view this type of genre. I was completely engrossed in this easy to read (reading time from start to finish is about 30 minutes), page t ...more
Carlos Fuenmayor
I picked up this book to be read aloud to my students thinking that they would already know whom Steve Job was. When I previewed the cover in front of them, I realized how wrong I was. My students had very little clue about who this modern inventor was! Never mind that they all own an Apple-something device(s). Never mind either, that they are the touch screen generation.

My students really loved this book. They always wanted to know what the next chapter was going to be. You see, my students kn
Katherine Wilson
Mar 14, 2016 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: wow-books
Do you know why Apple was named Apple? Did you know that Steve Jobs was the cofounder of Pixar? I did not know these things before reading the book "Who Was Steve Jobs?", but afterwards I have a plethora of knowledge about his inspiring life. The layout of the book, which is in chapters with pictures included, really draws readers in to the life of Steve Jobs. It makes it hard to believe that he is even dead, because this book is so alive! The book goes through his life, starting off with his ad ...more
Jun 22, 2012 marked it as to-read  ·  review of another edition
Pollack, P. (2012). Who was Steve Jobs? New York: Grosset & Dunlap.

Citation by: Margie Findley

Type of Reference: Biographical Reference

Call Number: HD9696.2.U62 J637 2012

Description: A biography of Apple’s Steve Jobs.

Relevance and Relationship: A very cheap addition to a collection at around $5.00. The biography will give the students of the 21st century to explore how products they are using came about and who was behind it. It also gives them another source for research on an interesting
Haruna Saka
Jun 21, 2013 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
This book:)
Grosset&Dunlap Level:3.2
"Who was Steve Jobs?"
By Pam Pollack and Meg Belviso

Also, I read "The Freedom Writers Diary" for 15min!
In total, I read for 65min.

7 summary:)
NeXT-marriage-George Lucas (Pixar)-return-Microsoft-think-different

Q: If you knew that you, your family, friends had cancer, what would you do?
A: I know it's a very difficult question! But, the situation like this happened last week.

My thoughts:)
The most surprising thing is that he
Apr 07, 2016 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Who Was Steve Jobs?, was an excellent book. Written by Pamela D. Pollack, this nonfiction book's genre is a biography because it is informational writing about a person's life. The setting is in California, and is in the past. The main characters include Steve Jobs, Bill Gates, and Steve Job's friend, Steve Wozniak ("Woz"). This story starts out in California, when Steve Jobs is put up for adoption by his real parents. He is adopted by Paul and Clara Jobs. While growing up, Steve loved to fix a ...more
Philip T
Dec 19, 2016 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
This book was really great and it thought me who Steve jobs was. Before I read this book I just thought he was the founder of apple, but now I know so much more. Did you he was a CEO at Pixar and he also had children. He also died from cancer at 56. Steve jobs also was really good at persuading people to do what he wants.
Jul 16, 2013 rated it liked it  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: children
Steve Jobs was very driven from an early age, he started what would become 2 of the most successful companies in the world, Apple and Pixar. Steve was very good at persuading people to do things, his friends would say that when he started to talk he would pull people into his “reality distortion field”. He liked to have everything perfect and because of this he was sometimes difficult to work with. Lily thinks it is cool that Steve was adopted, one of the most interesting stories in the book was ...more
Valerie Barnhart
Mar 19, 2015 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: inventors
1. Rosie Revere, Engineer by Andrea Beaty copyright 2013. Twin text for celebration of achievement of inventors nonfiction set.

2. My rationale for selecting this text is for the intermediate grade level to address inventors and their accomplishments. It is a nonfiction story of the biography of Steve Jobs. He experiments with different electronics devices at a young age and develops the Apple computer. He had many failures in his life as he ascends the ladder of success in his developments. No m
Oct 29, 2014 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
it was amazing getting to know this inventor " Steve jobs". he was a boy who loved to build and fix things. moreover, he was a man who showed up barefoot to business meetings. in addition, Steve was a genius you changed the way the world communicates.
Steve jobs loved machines because he loved to watch his father repair machines. When he grew up, he started a company that builds machines. and wanted this machine to become a part of our daily life like TV sets and cars. he wanted to build a perso
Maddie Terhark
Feb 02, 2017 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Who is Steve Jobs by Pamela D. Pollack was about the famous apple and pixel creator Steve Jobs. Of course the main character was Steve Jobs. It is about his journey developing companies and products for those companies and his pathway to success and riches. First Steve invented apple but got kicked out of his own company. Then he moved to Pixar after inventing a failing company called NeXT. And eventually moved back in to Apple and was super successful.
Th only thing I disliked about this book
Sep 19, 2016 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Who was Steve Jobs was a great book. This book told about Steve jobs life, and how he came from having nothing and being poor, to becoming one of the most well known people to ever live. Steve Jobs did so much for technology and if he didn't do anything, our technology would not be as advanced as it is today.

My personal opinion on this book is that I loved it. The author of the who was series is Pam Pollack. Pam has written lots of who was books and I like them all. They are short books but the
Jozef G
Oct 24, 2016 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
October, Who was Steve Jobs, Pamela D. Pollack

Who was Steve Jobs was a really great book about his life, let me tell you why. Steve Jobs really loved machines, he especially liked cars, that's what really got him into the technology business. He went to a lot of computer shows, and that's what got him thinking " I should do something like that". The first computer that he ever was made in his garage. It didn't work though it was just just a big hunk of wood that had "Apple Computer" carved in i
Sep 20, 2015 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
This was an enjoyable read. Yes, I occasionally looked up a word or checked the meaning of a phrase that I wanted to be sure I understood correctly, but it was encouraging to be able to read it in Spanish without too much difficulty. It was also interesting to see how Steve's life changed from being nothing but work to one that centered around his family. His sister said that in his last hours he looked at his sister, his children, and his wife, and said, "Öh, wow, oh wow, oh wow"...those were h ...more
Adan Alquicira
This book is a great biography about the incredible story of Steve Jobs. So far this book has told me every aspect of his life from the day he was born to the time he died.
From the beginning of the book I felt the attraction that was pulling me in. They made this book to understand the perspective of his life in chronological order. But as I kept reading it seemed as if they had for gotten something and just through it into the story. Another thing that did not satisfy me was why they put pages
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Georgia Herod
Mar 09, 2016 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
A granddaughter had read several books in the "Who Was . . . .? series. The present 45 volumes have as their subject, a wide variety of interesting folks, among others Abraham Lincoln, the Beatles, Claude Monet, Maria Tallchief, Amelia Earhart, and Rosa Parks.

Fast-paced biography of Steve Jobs begins with childhood, then proceeds with both his private and public life. A time-line of the subject's life juxtaposed to a timeline of world events helps young readers place the subject in history.

As an industrial designer once said , "Sometimes life is going to hit you in the head with a brick. Don't lose faith." This quote really changed the way I look at this world. When I read the cover and summary it stated that there was this intelligent boy that grew up to change the smartphone industry and the world itself. This made me want to change the world. As I was reading this book and tried to connect it with my life, I learned that success is made through hard work and passion in which wh ...more
Nov 04, 2015 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
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“In 1968, when he was thirteen, Steve discovered a part was missing from one of his kits. The kit was made by Hewlett-Packard, a big company in Silicon Valley that developed and made parts for computers. Steve got a phone book and looked up the number of Bill Hewlett. He was one of the founders of the company. Steve called him to complain. By the time they got off the phone, Hewlett had offered Steve a summer job and promised him a bagful of machine parts. What was Steve’s answer?” 0 likes
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