A Story about George Eastman

From the Series Creative Minds Biographies

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

When George Eastman decided to make photography his hobby, “simple” was hardly the word to describe the pastime. He had to lug 50 pounds of camera equipment around with him, including the fragile glass plates that would become pictures. But resourceful George wasn’t one to put up with such inconvenience for long. Click! is the story of how George Eastman developed a camera simple enough for anyone to use—the Kodak, predecessor of today’s pocket instamatics—and forever revolutionized photography.

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Interest Level Grade 4 - Grade 8
Reading Level Grade 5
Publisher Lerner Publishing Group
Imprint Millbrook Press ™
Language English
Publication Date 2011-01-01
Reading Counts! Level 5.8
Reading Counts! Points 3.0
Text Type Narrative Nonfiction
BISACS JNF007090, JNF007000
Dewey 338.7'6177
Graphics 1-color illustrations
Lexile 770
Guided Reading Level R
ATOS Reading Level 5.1
Accelerated Reader® Quiz 4364
Accelerated Reader® Points 1.0
Features Afterword, Author/Illustrator note, Awards, Bibliography/further reading, Index, Reviewed, Table of contents, and Teaching Guides


  • NSTA/CBC Outstanding Science Trade Books for Students K-12, Winner, 1986


Appraisal: Science Books for Young People

“. . .an engaging story, giving a clear picture of the person as well as his work. . . with attractive black and white line drawings these stand out from the general run of biographies for children. . .”

Kirkus Reviews

“Black-and-white full-page drawings enliven the texts. . .”
Kirkus Reviews

School Library Journal

“Black-and-white illustrations complement and enhance the text. . .”
School Library Journal

Illustrator: Jan Hosking Smith

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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 →