The Inventor's Secret

The Inventor's Secret

What Thomas Edison Told Henry Ford

Book - 2015
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Both Thomas Edison and Henry Ford started off as insatiably curious tinkerers. That curiosity led them to become inventors-with very different results. As Edison invented hit after commercial hit, gaining fame and fortune, Henry struggled to make a single invention (an affordable car) work. Witnessing Thomas's glorious career from afar, a frustrated Henry wondered about the secret to his success. This little-known story is a fresh, kid-friendly way to show how Thomas Edison and Henry Ford grew up to be the most famous inventors in the world-and best friends, too.
Publisher: Watertown, MA : Charlesbridge, [2015]
ISBN: 9781580896672
Characteristics: 47 pages : color illustrations ; 27 cm


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Oct 03, 2016

If you have a child that just needs a bit more encouragement, perhaps this would be a good fit!
Henry Ford had lots of curiosity and "drive" to invent a car, but his creations just kept flopping. Finally he invited himself to a dinner 600 miles away to get a chance to ask Thomas Edison his secret.
Not didactic, this is a charming book, even if you aren't trying to build a car!


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