Thomas Edison (Paperback)

Lighting the Way (I Can Read Level 2)

By Lori Haskins Houran, Gustavo Mazali (Illustrator)

HarperCollins, 9780062432872, 32pp.

Publication Date: November 5, 2019

Other Editions of This Title:
Hardcover (11/5/2019)

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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.

About the Author

Lori Haskins Houran is the author of several easy-to-read books, including Ducks in Muck, an ALA Booklist Top 10 Easy Reader. She lives in New York City with her sons, Jameson and Michael. Neither of them is flat.

Gustavo Mazali has been drawing since he was a little boy. Now he illustrates comics and children’s books. He lives in Buenos Aires.