returnable index: 0 Making Contact! (by Monica Kulling & Richard Rudnicki)
 
On a book page, this tab will allow you to add a book to one of your lists.
Please login or register to use this feature.
9781101918425_cover Enlarge Cover
0 of 5
0 ratings
rated!
rated!
list price: $8.99
edition:Paperback
also available: Hardcover
published: Aug 2016
ISBN:9781101918425
publisher: Tundra

Making Contact!

Marconi Goes Wireless

by Monica Kulling, illustrated by Richard Rudnicki

reviews: 0
tagged:
add a tag
Please login or register to use this feature.
historical, science & technology
0 of 5
0 ratings
rated!
rated!
list price: $8.99
edition:Paperback
also available: Hardcover
published: Aug 2016
ISBN:9781101918425
publisher: Tundra
Description

As a boy, Marconi loved science and invention. Born in 1874 in Bologna, Italy, to a wealthy family, Marconi grew up surrounded by books in his father's library. He was fascinated with radio waves and learned Morse code, the language of the telegraph. A retired telegraph operator taught him how to tap messages on the telegraph machine. At the age of twenty, Marconi realized that no one had invented a wireless telegraph. Determined to find a way to use radio waves to send wireless messages, Marconi found his calling. And, thanks to his persistence, on December 12, 1901, for the first time ever, a wireless signal traveled between two continents. The rest is history.
Monica Kulling's playful, informative text, combined with the compelling illustrations of artist Richard Rudnicki, bring an amazing inventor and his times to life.

About the Authors
Monica Kulling has published over thirty-five titles for children, among them In the Bag! Margaret Knight Wraps it Up, selected by the Smithsonian as one of Ten Great Science Books for Kids. Her books have been regularly nominated for awards, including ForeWord Reviews Book of the Year Award for All Aboard! Elijah McCoy's Steam Engine and the SYRCA Shining Willow Award for Lumpito and the Painter from Spain, which is also a Bank Street Best Book.
Author profile page >

Richard Rudnicki is an award-winning picture book illustrator, an author, and a painter. Most of his picture books are about subjects from Canadian history. He conducts workshops in painting, drawing, and illustration, gives illustrated talks, and takes private students. He lives in Halifax, Nova Scotia.
Author profile page >
Contributor Notes

Monica Kulling is a poet who has published over forty books for children, including picture books, adaptations of classic novels, and biographies. Known for introducing biography to children who are just learning to read, she has written about Harriet Tubman, Henry Ford, Houdini, Eleanor Roosevelt and Amelia Earhart, among others. Her award-winning Great Idea Series features biographies of inventors and their captivating inventions. She is also the author of the hilarious Merci Mister Dash! and Mister Dash and the Cupcake Calamity. The author lives in Toronto, Ontario.

Recommended Age, Grade, and Reading Levels
Age:
5 to 8
Grade:
k to 3
Editorial Review

PRAISE FOR Making Contact!:

"Readily engage[s] young readers with fascinating information. They present the lives of their characters in a narrative style and provide absorbing details, both visually and in the text, that gives these accounts an intimate feel.... These and other informational tidbits give the book a personal relatable quality." - Atlantic Books Today

"Non-fiction fans will enjoy this account of how Guglielmo Marconi invented wireless communication." - The Winnipeg Free Press

"Richard Rudnicki's illustrations take the readers to Marconi's time and places, providing the appropriate atmosphere for his story. By resisting the need for excessive text, the affliction of many biographies for young people, and enhancing that limited text with illustrations, Tundra's Great Ideas Series will continue to garner awards and recognition. With Monica Kulling at the writing helm and astutely concentrating on the anecdotes of pivotal experiences, the stories will continue to be fascinating to young readers." - CanLit for Little Canadians

Buy the e-book:

Reader Reviews

Sign Up or Sign In to add your review or comment.

Other Titles by Monica Kulling

Fight for Life!

How Sara Josephine Baker Saved the Lives of America's Children
by Monica Kulling
illustrated by Renne Benoit
edition:Paperback
More Info
Ruby's Hope

Ruby's Hope

A Story of How the Famous "Migrant Mother" Photograph Became the Face of the Great Depression
by Monica Kulling
illustrated by Sarah Dvojack
edition:Hardcover
tagged : 20th century
More Info

Other Titles by Richard Rudnicki

User Activity

X
Contacting facebook
Please wait...