The Wizard of Sound

A Story about Thomas Edison

From the Series Creative Minds Biographies

  • Interest Level: Grade 4 - Grade 8   ·  
  • Reading Level: Grade 5

In 1877 a young man developed a way to reproduce sounds so they could be heard again and again. This young man, Thomas Edison, has since been heralded as one of the world’s greatest inventors. This inspiring biography details the creation of Edison’s favorite invention, the phonograph. Young readers will also discover that Edison did not allow his handicap (he was hard of hearing) to slow him down.

Format List Price Your Price Qty
978-0-76139-148-7
$34.65 $25.99
Interest Level Grade 4 - Grade 8
Reading Level Grade 5
Genre Nonfiction
Copyright 1991
Publisher Lerner Publishing Group
Imprint Millbrook Press ™
Language English
Number of Pages 64
Publication Date 2012-01-01
Reading Counts! Level 5.9
BISACS JNF007090, JNF007000
Dewey 621.3'092
Graphics 1-color illustrations
Dimensions 6 x 8.5
Lexile 860
Guided Reading Level R
ATOS Reading Level 6.0
Accelerated Reader® Quiz 32514
Accelerated Reader® Points 1.0
Features Afterword, Author/Illustrator note, Bibliography/further reading, Index, Reviewed, Table of contents, and Teaching Guides

Reviews

School Library Journal

“. . .a clear and lively style. . .” —School Library Journal

Science Books & Films

“. . .a truly interesting and compelling story. . .” —Science Books & Films

Illustrator: Hetty Mitchell

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Creative Minds Biographies

Meet some of the world’s most creative minds! Written in story format, these episodic biographies give clear, straightforward accounts of historical figures’ lives. Each true story is accompanied by black-and-white illustrations. View available downloads →