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Scholastic Science Supergiants: What Makes the Light Bright, Thomas Edison?

Scholastic Science Supergiants: What Makes the Light Bright, Thomas Edison?

by Gilda Berger, Melvin Berger Illustrated by Brandon Dorman
A fun, informative introduction to the life and times of supreme inventor Thomas Alva Edison.

This combination of biography, history, and science recounts the life of Thomas Alva Edison, from his mid-19th century boyhood, to the establishment of his "invention factory" in Menlo Park, N.J., to his invention of the first electric lightbulb. The innovative question-and-answer format, mix of photographs and illustrations, and interactive experiments will both captivate and inform young readers.
Ages
7, 8, 9, 10
Interest Level
Grades 2 - 5
Lexile Measure
750L
DRA
38
Guided Reading
P
Publisher
Scholastic Inc.
Number of Pages
48
Genre
Biography and Autobiography

About the Authors and Illustrator

Contributor Image Alt Tag Gilda Berger Children's author Gilda Berger makes complex topics accessible to children of all ages and abilities, including those with special needs. One of Berger's books is the popular Are Mountains Growing Taller?
Contributor Image Alt Tag Melvin Berger Melvin Berger is a noted author of children's fiction. Learn about how his first book for children, Science and Music,set the stage for a long and successful writing career.
Brandon Dorman

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