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Alexander Graham Bell

An Inventive Life

by Elizabeth MacLeod

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published: April 1999
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"One would think that I had never done anything worthwhile but the telephone," complained Alexander Graham Bell. No wonder he was annoyed; Bell invented the phone when he was just 29 and went on to lead a long and inventive life. This biography in the Snapshots: Images of People and Places in History series chronicles the life and many remarkable achievements of Alexander Graham Bell, including his work with the hearing impaired and experiments with flight, iceberg locators and, of course, the telephone.

About the Author
Elizabeth MacLeod has written many children's books, including nine titles in the Snapshots Biography series, numerous titles in the Kids Can Read, Kids Books Of and Kids Can Do It series, Why Do Horses Have Manes?, What Did Dinosaurs Eat?, and Monster Fliers. She lives in Toronto.
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Recommended Age, Grade, and Reading Levels
Age:
6 to 8
Grade:
1 to 3
Awards
  • Short-listed, Red Cedar Book Award
  • Short-listed, Hackmatack Children’s Choice Book Award
  • Commended, Notable Social Studies Trade Book for Young People, Children’s Book Council
  • Short-listed, Information Book Award, Children’s Literature Roundtables of Canada
  • Commended, Our Choice - Starred Selection, Canadian Children’s Book Centre
  • , Best Books for Children , Science Books & Films
  • Short-listed, Silver Birch Award, Ontario Library Association
Editorial Reviews

Using photographs and copies of Bell’s notes and letters, as well as text, all advantageously positioned, MacLeod ably conveys the prodigious curiosity and inventiveness that propelled an extraordinary life.

— The Globe and Mail

Alexander Graham Bell: An Inventive Life is packed with pertinent information, it is easy to read, and it includes an excellent chronology of Bell’s life and times as well as great photographs, working notes, and sketches.

— Books in Canada

In what has — become a rush to publish biographies of Bell, this emerges as the least formal, most approachable of the pack.

— ForeWord

In what has — become a rush to publish biographies of Bell, this emerges as the least formal, most approachable of the pack.

— Kirkus Reviews

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Alexander Graham Bell (Kids Can Read 3)

With a mother who didn’t hear well and a father who was a speech teacher, it’s no surprise that Alexander Graham Bell was fascinated by sound. The telephone inventor also worked as a speech teacher for deaf children. Detailed illustrations grace nearly every page. Also includes quick facts about Bell.

Source: The Canadian Children’s Book Centre. Best Books for Kids & Teens. 2008.

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