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Listen Up!: Alexander Graham Bell's Talking Machine (Step into Reading) Paperback – August 28, 2007

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About the Author

Monica Kulling has published many books for children, including a number of our Step into Reading titles. She lives in Toronto, Ontario.

Richard Walz is the illustrator of many popular SiRs including Babe Ruth Saves Baseball and Ben Franklin and the Magic Squares.
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Product Details

  • Age Range: 5 - 8 years
  • Grade Level: Kindergarten - 3
  • Lexile Measure: 420L (What's this?)
  • Series: Step into Reading
  • Paperback: 48 pages
  • Publisher: Random House Books for Young Readers (August 28, 2007)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 0375831150
  • ISBN-13: 978-0375831157
  • Product Dimensions: 6 x 0.2 x 9 inches
  • Shipping Weight: 3.2 ounces
  • Average Customer Review: 4.5 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (15 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #144,634 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

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3 of 3 people found the following review helpful By RB on May 14, 2008
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I bought this book for my grandson who loves to read, but sometimes gets discouraged by the length of "chapter books." Most shorter books at this reading level are fanciful fiction. This book is not too long, and it's informational as well. He loved reading about a "real man" who invented a "machine" we use daily.
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2 of 2 people found the following review helpful By Charlotte I. Trafton on July 22, 2013
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I have read and re-read this story with my son who loves trying to figure out how things work. It is a good way to take an understanding of how tin cans transmit sound and apply it to how telephones first began.
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2 of 2 people found the following review helpful By kathryn Carpenter on April 24, 2014
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This was a great book for my class to read aloud. It's easy enough for them to understand and they love being able to tell about a person using expression they can read. Thank you for your prompt delivery.
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2 of 2 people found the following review helpful By Robin Banks on February 1, 2013
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Bought this book for my two year old. He loves reading it as it is very kid friendly and as a bonus, gets to learn some new and factual information.
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2 of 2 people found the following review helpful By Qt Crafts on January 16, 2014
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My girls love this book. It is easy to read for my daughter in 1st grade and creates a good teaching moment.
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By Nicola Mansfield on December 28, 2013
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A very basic easy reader about Bell's childhood and invention of the telephone. His childhood concentrates on his living in Scotland and simply being fascinated with sound. Then the rest of the book specifically deals with Bell's invention of the telephone and its reception at the World's Fair in Philadelphia. Very basic. Remarkably missing is any mention of his mother's deafness, any of his work with the deaf and any note of his Canadian connection.
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I love these series. But most important that my son does. I order 20+ books and he loves to read them (usually it is not that easy to make him read). I got mix of 2-3-4 levels for the second grader, second level is too easy, but it creates some fun and he reads them with pleasure. Love it, I would recommend it.
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I expected a little bit more information regarding how the phone works, but did not find it here. It is a good book explaning how Graham Bell started and ended with the telephone concept.
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