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Who Was Thomas Alva Edison?

Written by Margaret Frith and Who HQ and illustrated by John O'Brien
Published by Penguin Workshop
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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.

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ISBN 10:
0448437651
ISBN 13:
9780448437651
Publication Date:
December 29, 2005