Both Thomas Edison and Henry Ford started off as insatiably curious tinkerers. That curiosity led them to become inventors-with very different results. As Edison invented hit after commercial hit, gaining fame and fortune, Henry struggled to make a single invention (an affordable car) work. Witnessing Thomas's glorious career from afar, a frustrated Henry wondered about the secret to his success. This little-known story is a fresh, kid-friendly way to show how Thomas Edison and Henry Ford grew up to be the most famous inventors in the world-and best friends, too.
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by Suzanne Slade
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"The spirited delivery of Susie Berneis enhances this historically based story--winner of a National Science Teachers Association award. As Henry Ford labored over his automobile invention, he was fascinated by Thomas Edison's successes. Ford finally meets his hero and learns his "secret" as they begin a thirty-year friendship. Berneis ably portrays both men, including their years as inquisitive and sometimes mischievous children. Realistic sound effects, including pulsating electricity and vintage car sounds, add to the nostalgic atmosphere. Berneis's enthusiastic delivery, lively tone, and childlike questioning make for a fun listen. The book also offers listeners facts about Edison's electric pen and why the Tin Lizzie became an essential family member. S.G.B. © AudioFile 2016, Portland, Maine"
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