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Children's Nonfiction General

The Wizard of Sound

A Story about Thomas Edison

by (author) Barbara Mitchell

illustrated by Hetty Mitchell

Lerner Publishing Group
Initial publish date
Aug 1991
General, Science & Technology
  • Paperback / softback

    Publish Date
    Aug 1991
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Recommended Age, Grade, and Reading Levels

  • Age: 9 to 14
  • Grade: 4 to 8


In 1877 a young man developed a way to reproduce sounds so they could be heard again and again. This young man, Thomas Edison, has since been heralded as one of the world's greatest inventors. This inspiring biography details the creation of Edison's favorite invention, the phonograph. Young readers will also discover that Edison did not allow his handicap (he was hard of hearing) to slow him down.

About the authors

Barbara Mitchell is an author, speaker, and human resources consultant. She is the coauthor of The Big Book of HR, The Essential Workplace Conflict Handbook, The Conflict Resolution Phrase Book, and The Essential HR Handbook. Most of her HR career was spent with Marriott International. Barbara is managing partner of The Mitchell Group and an innovative career transition coach.

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