Who Invented the Telephone?
Bell vs. Meucci
From the Series STEM Smackdown (Alternator Books ® )
Alexander Graham Bell invented the telephone, right? That’s what most people will tell you. But what if they’re wrong? What if Scottish-born inventor Antonio Santi Giuseppe Meucci was working on his own telephone invention at the exact same time? You’ll be on the edge of your seat as Meucci and Bell race to win the battle of the telephone. Who will overcome the obstacles and be the first to cross the finish line? You’ll never look at a telephone the same way again!
|Interest Level||Grade 3 - Grade 6|
|Reading Level||Grade 4|
|Category||5 Kinds of Nonfiction, 5KN: Traditional Nonfiction, STEM, STEM: Engineering|
|Publisher||Lerner Publishing Group|
|Brand||Alternator Books ®|
|Imprint||Lerner Publications ™, LernerClassroom|
|Number of Pages||32|
|Reading Counts! Level||8.6|
|BISACS||JNF061010, JNF007090, JNF051190|
|Graphics||1-color illustrations, Full-color illustrations|
|Dimensions||7 x 9|
|Guided Reading Level||T|
|ATOS Reading Level||6.1|
|Accelerated Reader® Quiz||195558|
|Accelerated Reader® Points||0.5|
|Features||Bibliography/further reading, Glossary words bolded within text, Index, Reviewed, Table of contents, Timeline, and eSource|
School Library Journal, Series Made Simple
“A good choice to increase interest in STEM topics or for reports on inventions/inventors.”—School Library Journal, Series Made Simple
Author: Susan E. Hamen
Susan E. Hamen has been writing and editing children's books for more than twelve years. She currently lives in Belle Plaine, Minnesota, with her husband, Ryan, and her two children, Maggie and Jack. The family shares the house with a very large and lazy orange tabby cat named Oliver, and a petite, well-mannered gray cat named Anya. When not writing, editing, or feeding the cats, Hamen enjoys traveling, reading, spending time in bookstores, drinking hot cocoa with her kids on cold Minnesota nights, and attending musical and sporting events her kids participate in.