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Thomas Edison

Thomas Edison

by George Sullivan

"I find out what the world needs. Then I go ahead and try to invent it."

With these words, Thomas Edison explains how he developed ideas and turned them into useful inventions. Although he is most famous for inventing the light bulb, Edison is credited with hundreds of inventions. The young boy who did poorly in school became one of the most famous men in America.

This exciting new biography of Thomas Edison will enlighten, as well as entertain, elementary school kids.

Praise for the "In Their Own Words" series

"Short chapters, large print, simple vocabulary, straightforward narrative, and attractive illustrations, as well as the addition of the subjects' own words, make ["In Their Own Words"] fine choices for early-grade biographies." — Booklist

Ages
8, 9, 10
Interest Level
Grades 3 - 7
Grade Level Equivalent
4.5
Lexile Measure
670L
DRA
50
Guided Reading
T
Publisher
Scholastic Inc.
Number of Pages
128
Genre
Biography, Biography and Autobiography, Series

About the Author

George Sullivan George Sullivan published his first nonfiction children's book in 1961 and has since written more than 100 books on a wide variety of subjects, from sports to politics to history.

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