Thomas Edison: Lighting the Way

 
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Thomas Edison
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Release Date
November 05, 2019
ISBN
978-0062432872
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Learn about the life of Thomas Edison in this early reader biography. This I Can Read book is an excellent choice to share during homeschooling, in particular for children ages 5 to 7 who are ready to read independently. It’s a fun way to keep your child engaged and as a supplement for activity books for children.


Most people today know Thomas Edison as the inventor of the light bulb—except, he isn’t! In Edison’s time, other inventors were working on the light bulb, but no one could figure out how to keep the light bulb lit. This is where Edison came in.

Read and find out all about the real story of Thomas Edison’s life and his many amazing inventions, like the movie camera and the battery for an electric car!

Beginning readers will learn about the milestones in Thomas Edison’s life in this Level Two I Can Read.

This biography reader includes a timeline and historical photos all about the life of this inspiring figure.

Thomas Edison: Lighting the Way is a Level Two I Can Read, geared for kids who read on their own but still need a little help.

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'Thomas Edison: Lighting the Way,' an I Can Read book by Lori Haskins Houran, illustrated by Gustavo Mazali, is a very interesting, historical look at the life and times of Thomas Edison. The timeline at the end of the story is particularly nice, as it brings everything together and ensures an understanding of when in Edison's life each event occurred.

Even though most people think of Edison creating the light bulb, he was also responsible for plenty of other inventions. These included a movie camera and a battery for an electric car, among others. It's always great to go beyond expectations, and Edison clearly shows how he was able to do that for himself, making it evident that others can do the same. One just has to believe in oneself to have the means to begin the path to success. His story is one of faith and encouragement to always strive for more, despite the continued success he was already experiencing.

A great read for young people learning to expand their vocabulary as well as those interested in history and inventions, 'Thomas Edison: Lighting the Way' should be added to any developing reader's bookshelf.
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A great read for young people learning to expand their vocabulary as well as those interested in history and inventions, 'Thomas Edison: Lighting the Way' should be added to any developing reader's bookshelf.
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