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A Wizard from the Start

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A Wizard from the Start

The Incredible Boyhood & Amazing Inventions of Thomas Edison

By Don Brown

Houghton Mifflin, Library Binding, 9780547194875, 32pp.

Publication Date: May 3, 2010

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Description
A wizard from the start, Thomas Edison had a thirst for knowledge, taste for mischief, and hunger for discovery--but his success was made possible by his boundless energy. At age fourteen he coined his personal motto: "The More to do, the more to be done," and then went out and did picking up skills and knowledge at every turn. When learning about things that existed wasn't enough, he dreamed up new inventions to improve the world.
From humble beginnings as a farmer's son, selling newspapers on trains and reading through public libraries shelf by shelf, Tom began his inventing career as a boy and became a legend as a man.


About the Author
Don Brown is the award-winning author and illustrator of many picture book biographies. He has been widely praised for his resonant storytelling and his delicate watercolor paintings that evoke the excitement, humor, pain, and joy of lives lived with passion. School Library Journal has called him "a current pacesetter who has put the finishing touches on the standards for storyographies." He lives in New York with his family.
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