Young Thomas Edison, by Michael Dooling
Picture Book Grades 2-6 (Originally published by Holiday House)
PDF Format 34 Pages 17 Illustrations Back Matter
"Dooling has brought Edison's boyhood into focus through careful attention to visual detail and a readable text. What emerges is a story of a determined, focused young man who, despite significant hearing loss and other setbacks, continued to experiment and create inventions that we still use today. ...somber oil on canvas illustrations use a dark palette and are extraordinarily beautiful. Each page exhibits an artistic mastery that perfectly draws out the subject and fills the space with objects that reflect the period. This inspiring book honors a brilliant inventor and belongs in every library." -School Library Journal (Starred Review)
"This book exceeded all of our expectations…it is literature of this quality that instills a love of history in a child - Exquisite!" -Treetop Learning
Chosen as a Notable Social Studies Trade Book for Young People 2006 by the Children's Book Council and National Council for the Social Studies.
Chosen for Maryland State's Black-Eyed Susan Picture Book List
Selected as a Children's Crown Award Nominee by National Christian School Association