Who Invented the Movie Camera?
Edison vs. Friese-Greene
From the Series STEM Smackdown (Alternator Books ® )
Most people believe Thomas Edison was the mastermind of motion pictures. But what if another budding inventor filed a patent for a movie camera just before Edison? Photographer William Friese-Greene was well on his way to being the champion of movies before Edison shot his first film. You’ll be on the edge of your seat as Edison and Friese-Greene face off to be the first to bring movies to the public. Dramatic technological advancements, unfortunate accidents, and more fill out this invention showdown. You’ll never look at a movie camera 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||LernerClassroom, Lerner Publications ™|
|Number of Pages||32|
|Reading Counts! Level||8.3|
|BISACS||JNF061010, JNF007090, JNF051190|
|Graphics||1-color illustrations, Full-color illustrations|
|Dimensions||7 x 9|
|Guided Reading Level||U|
|ATOS Reading Level||6.1|
|Accelerated Reader® Quiz||195556|
|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: Karen Latchana Kenney
Karen Latchana Kenney was born near the rainforests of Guyana, but moved far north to Minnesota at a young age. She graduated from the University of Minnesota with a bachelor's degree in English and has been writing and editing since. She has worked as an editor at an educational publishing company, but is now a full-time freelance writer and editor in Minneapolis, Minnesota. She has written more than 70 books on all kinds of subjects: from arts and crafts to biographies of famous people. Her books have received positive reviews from Booklist, Library Media Connection, and School Library Journal. When she's not busy writing, she loves biking and hiking with her husband and young son in the many beautiful parks of the state. Visit her online at http://latchanakenney.wordpress.com/.