THOMAS ALVA EDISON, INVENTOR by Ruth Cromer Weir

THOMAS ALVA EDISON, INVENTOR

By
Email this review

KIRKUS REVIEW

Sympathetic, directly written and perhaps less eulogistic than Enid Lamonte Meadowcroft's The Story of Thomas Alva Edison in Grosset and Dunlap's new Signature Book series- here is a nice biography of the inventor. His years in the book are from the age of two to thirty-two- from his babyhood fascination with a spinning coin to the height of his great successes. Much of the material is fresh, on-the-scene narration and based on Edison's own accounts. His early interest in why things happen, the extremely active boyhood spent on a multitude of vigorous projects, hard times in early manhood- come alive as he is clearly pictured in his times. Albert Orbaun's clean cut drawings are perfect for a worthwhile book.

Publisher: Abingdon-Cokesbury