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Who Was Thomas Alva Edison? / Margaret Frith ; illustrated by John O'Brien.

Frith, Margaret, (author.). O'Brien, John, 1953- (illustrator.).

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  • ISBN: 9781101639924 (electronic bk.)
  • ISBN: 110163992X (electronic bk.)
  • Physical Description: 1 online resource (112 pages) : illustrations.
  • Publisher: New York : Grosset & Dunlap, 2005.

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Summary, etc.: One day in 1882, Thomas Edison flipped a switch that lit up lower Manhattan with incandescent light and changed the way people live ever after. The electric light bulb was only one of thousands of Edison's inventions, which include the phonograph and the kinetoscope, an early precursor to the movie camera. As a boy, observing a robin catch a worm and then take flight, he fed a playmate a mixture of worms and water to see if she could fly! Here's an accessible, appealing biography with 100 black-and-white illustrations.
Target Audience Note: 790 Lexile.
Subject: Edison, Thomas A. (Thomas Alva), 1847-1931 > Juvenile literature.
Inventors > United States > Biography > Juvenile literature.
Electrical engineers > United States > Biography > Juvenile literature.
Edison, Thomas A. (Thomas Alva), 1847-1931.
Biography & Autobiography.
Genre: Electronic books.

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