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In Their Own Words

Series: In Their Own Words (Scholastic Reference)

by George Sullivan


Scholastic Paperbacks
December 2002


Non-Fiction
Ages 8 – 12 . Grades 3 – 7

Lexile measure: 750L

DRA: 50

Guided Reading: T

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"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.
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George Sullivan

George Edward Sullivan was born on August 11, 1927, in Lowell, Massachusetts. Between 1945 and 1948, he was in the US 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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ISBN: 9780439263191

128pp. | 5-¼ x 7-⅝