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"I find out what the world needs, then I go ahead and try to invent it." Discover Edison's inventions, patents, and history of inventions through his own words. In Their Own Words: Thomas Edison tells the exciting story of Edison's life using his laboratory notes, business records, and personal recollections. 128 pages, softcover.

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Format: Paperback
Vendor: Scholastic Trade
ISBN: 0439263190
ISBN-13: 9780439263191
UPC: 078073004997
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Ages: 9-12

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In Their Own Words: Thomas Edison tells the exciting story of Edison's life using his laboratory notes, business records, and personal recollections.

"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 lightbulb, 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.

Author Bio

Author George Edward Sullivan was born on August 11, 1927, in Lowell, MA. Between 1945 and 1948, he was in the U.S. Navy, where he served as a journalist. He has written over 200 nonfiction books for children and young adults on a wide variety of topics. In 2005, his book BUILT TO LAST was honored with the Orbis Pictus Award for Outstanding Nonfiction for Children. Sullivan is a member of PEN, Authors Guild, Authors League of America, and the American Society of Journalists and Authors. He lives in New York with his wife.

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