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Awesome Minds

The Creators of the iPhone®

Marne Ventura, Drew Feynman (Illustrator)

Hardcover

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Description

The iPod, iPhone, and iPad changed the way we communicate, play, learn, and work.

This wouldn't have been possible without the amazing minds of Steve Jobs and his inventive team. With full-color illustrations and lively text, and chock-full of interesting facts, Awesome Minds: The Creators of the iPhone® tells the true story of these life-changing devices. It is the perfect read for those with creative spirits and curious minds.

Lexile Level 850L

This book is an independently authored and published biography of the inventors of the iPhone® mobile device and is not sponsored or endorsed by or affiliated in any way with these individuals, their families, and/or Apple Inc.


Praise For Awesome Minds: The Creators of the iPhone®

"This quick read tells the riveting story of how Jobs and Ive used design thinking to create the world's most ubiquitous Apple devices of the last decade. Not only will you love Ventura's zip through modern history, you'll marvel at Feynman's eye-popping artwork. Don't miss this fun opportunity to learn how people, technology, and aesthetics intersect in the devices you use every day—the iPhone, the iPad, and more!" —Camille McCue, PhD, author of Coding for Kids and Getting Started with Engineering

"The Creators of the iPhone is a lively and informative introduction to the lives of Steve Jobs and Jony Ive, showing not just the impact of the iPhone but also the larger influence of Apple products on how we live today." —Michael Burgan, author of Who Was Henry Ford?

"Gr 3-5-Though physically slim, this title is chock-full of fascinating material about the computing world and the various inventions that led to the development of the iPhone. The informational insets and layout are eye-catching and colorful. The author does not shy away from describing the social awkwardness Steve Jobs experienced throughout his youth; his independent spirit, which caused difficulty in school; and his varied interests, such as calligraphy, Buddhism, and tinkering with mechanical and electrical objects. What stands out the most is the author's focus on teamwork and how the synergy of highly intelligent minds-like those of Jobs, Steve Wozniak, and Jonathan Ive-along with an abundance of creative energy and a quest for excellence, resulted in success. This theme is emphasized near the end, when many behind-the-scenes people who contributed to Apple inventions are named and the roles they each played are described. However, the book cover clearly states that the content contained within is 'not sponsored or endorsed by or affiliated in any way with these individuals, their families, and/or Apple Inc.,' which may be a deterrent to some librarians. VERDICT A highly readable synopsis of the bright minds behind the iPhone for kids interested in technology." —Maggie Chase, Boise State University, ID

duopress, 9781938093777, 56pp.

Publication Date: March 7, 2017



About the Author

Marne Ventura is the author of 41 books for kids. She loves writing about technology, nature, science, food, health, and crafts. She is a former elementary school teacher, and holds a master’s degree in education from the University of California. Marne lives with her husband on the central coast of California.

Drew Feynman (aka Simon Glass) has always loved the process of making pictures, but after attending the Berlin Character Design Conference in 2005, he decided to focus on character development. Drew lives in Auckland, New Zealand, with his wife and two daughters.