Recommended Age, Grade, and Reading Levels
- Reading age: 11 to 18
In 1876, at only 29 years old, Alexander Graham Bell completed the invention that would turn him into a household name: the telephone. What began as a tool for his deaf students, the device would ultimately change the way people communicate forever.
Driven by a keen scientific mind and a desire to find new ways to assist people, Bell produced groundbreaking inventions in an astonishing range of fields, including aviation and medicine. Jennifer Groundwater tells the story of his most important discoveries, and his passionate, lifelong quest to improve the way things work.
This new illustrated edition offers 50+ visuals including blueprints, artifacts, and behind-the-scenes photos of Bell developing inventions.
About the author
Born in Montreal, JENNIFER GROUNDWATER came to Banff in 1993 for one summer. Like so many others before her, she fell in love with the Rockies and just couldn't tear herself away. She now makes her home in Canmore, where she enjoys the mountain lifestyle with husband Scott, a dog, a cat, and her children. Jennifer has been working in the tourism industry in Banff and Canmore since her arrival, most recently for Tourism Canmore. She has travelled extensively throughout Canada, as well as other parts of the world.