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Timeless Thomas: How Thomas Edison Changed Our Lives Hardcover – July 17, 2012
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“...useful tool to introduce history and inventions to reluctant readers or students…” ―School Library Journal
“An entertaining, enlightening intro.” ―Booklist
“[This] accessible and informative account [is] a worthy successor to Barretta's other men-and-ideas books.” ―The New York Times
“A glowing tribute to the inventor who continues to influence modern life.” ―Kirkus, starred
“Barretta's warm and funny watercolors create an inviting portrait of an influential man...” ―Publishers Weekly
“This accessible introduction will inspire children to look closely at the world around them and come up with some creations of their own.” ―School Library Journal on Neo Leo: The Ageless Ideas of Leonardo da Vinci
“While teachers are sure to reach for this entertaining resource again and again, the humor, illustrations, wordplay and story are strong enough that casual readers will pick this up, chuckle and even (gasp!) learn.” ―Kirkus Reviews on Dear Deer
More About the Author
Gene began his career as an illustrator for other authors before releasing his first manuscript in 2006, "Now & Ben: The Modern Inventions of Benjamin Franklin."
Before he entered the publishing world, Gene completed several animated films for Sesame Street and illustrated for the show Between The Lions.
He has also designed characters for The Jim Henson Company.
He currently resides outside of Philadelphia, PA with his wife, Leslie and son, Benjamin.
Top Customer Reviews
Barretta showcases technology that we in the modern world take for granted, things we use everyday without a second thought. He juxtaposes a page showcasing present-day technology with pages showcasing the technology coming out of Edison's lab, showing how those early technological accomplishments made today's technology possible. Fun to read and very informative, with clear and simple text that is easily understood by kids of the target age group. The illustrations provide a perfect visual accompaniment that is immensely appealing.
My nine year old non-fiction-loving Olivia saw it in the Amazon shipment that arrived a few months ago, snatched it up and ran off to her bedroom. (I had pre-ordered it so it would arrive on its release date.Read more ›
Most Recent Customer Reviews
The book has a great comparison between the past and the present, and tells how he has changed the world.Published 23 months ago by Amazon Customer
Fun way to learn about some of Edison's inventions and how they ended up changing the world as we know it.Published 23 months ago by misskris
Both my 5 year old and I enjoyed reading about Edison and his inventions, his lab and other's he worked with! Very neat book!Published on June 28, 2013 by LauraM