Books by Tom L. Matthews

Released: March 1, 1999

"So upbeat is the tone that the tragedies and challenges in Bell's life seem downplayed, but readers will come away with a good sense of who the man was and what he did. (chronology, bibliography, index) (Biography. 9-12)"
A memorable tribute to a notably versatile inventor: From his first invention at age 11 to his last, 64 years later, Bell "recorded everything, sketched every idea, documented every experiment." Read full book review >
ANIMALS
Released: Aug. 1, 1998

"A strong, often compassionate debut. (maps, chronology, bibliography, index) (Biography. 9-12)"
Matthews's first book chronicles Dian Fossey's life in full-color photographs as well as in even-handed commentary that includes the controversial aspects of her attempts to protect the mountain gorillas of Africa; she destroyed poachers' traps, shot at their cattle, and burned their camps to keep them from killing off the creatures she knew to be endangered. Read full book review >