Alexander Graham Bell

From the Series On My Own Biography

  • Interest Level: Grade 2 - Grade 4   ·  
  • Reading Level: Grade 3

Growing up, Alexander Graham Bell was fascinated with music, speech, and sounds. He worked hard to invent things that would not only help those with impaired hearing, but also bring people together in new and special ways. What he didn’t know was that his simple idea—to help people communicate—would change the world when he invented the telephone.

Format List Price Your Price Qty
978-1-57505-533-6
$7.99 $7.99
978-1-57505-301-1
$38.65 $28.99
Interest Level Grade 2 - Grade 4
Reading Level Grade 3
Genre Nonfiction
Copyright 2001
Publisher Lerner Publishing Group
Brand On My Own Books
Imprint First Avenue Editions ™, Millbrook Press ™
Language English
Number of Pages 48
Publication Date 2001-08-01
Reading Counts! Level 2.3
BISACS JNF007020, JNF051170, JNF007090
Dewey 621.385'092
Graphics Full-color illustrations
Dimensions 5.875 x 8.5
Lexile 580
Guided Reading Level N
ATOS Reading Level 3.4
Accelerated Reader® Quiz 58551
Accelerated Reader® Points 0.5
Features Afterword, Reviewed, Teaching Guides, and Timeline

Reviews

School Library Journal

“Full-color illustrations and one sepia-toned photo, large print, and easy text will be helpful to beginning and reluctant readers.” —School Library Journal

The Horn Book Guide

“Accurate information, supporting illustrations in soft colors, and helpful chapter divisions headed by dates strengthen this abbreviated account of Bell’s life and accomplishments, from his work with the deaf to the telephone.” —The Horn Book Guide

Illustrator: Elaine Verstraete

Elaine S. Verstraete creates art and illustration from her studio in Middlesex, New York. She received a Bachelor of Fine Arts degree from Syracuse University and currently teaches illustration at Rochester Institute of Technology. Elaine's illustrations appear in numerous children's books, including six titles with Lerner Publishing Group. Her work also appears on Wegmans brand product labels and numerous Rochester-area festival posters, including Rochester's renowned Lilac Festvial.

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On My Own Biography

Engage readers’ interest and imagination! These award-winning biographies feature full-page illustrations. Written in story format, each book features pivotal episodes that reveal what kind of person the subject is (or was) and how he or she came to be famous. View available downloads →