Alexander Graham Bell: An Inventive Life (Snapshots: Images of People and Places in History)

Alexander Graham Bell: An Inventive Life (Snapshots: Images of People and Places in History)

By Elizabeth MacLeod

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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.
Publisher: Kids Can Press
ISBN-13: 9781550744569
ISBN-10: 1550744569
Published on 4/1/1999
Binding: Hardcover
Number of pages: 32

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Alexander Graham Bell An Inventive Life, by Elizabeth Macleod, tells that a difficult childhood doesn’t mean an unsuccessful adulthood. Alexander Graham Bell had a bad childhood, with his two brothers being infected with TB, the eventual death of them, and Alexander Bell not being a good student. He was born in Great Britain in 1847, but after ten years, the family had to move to America. Alexander Graham Bell became a teacher and a professor. Later, he invented a lot of things, such as the levitated boat and the telephone. He also had trouble proving he had invented the phone, but in the end, it made him famous. He died in 1923 in Canada and is a great example of somebody having a successful life after a troubling childhood. I recommend this biography for boys and girls, grades third to fourth.