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Alexander Graham Bell

An Inventive Life

by Elizabeth MacLeod

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published: April 1999
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Description

"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

Biographies, picture books, cookbooks—Elizabeth MacLeod has written them all and more. She has won many awards for her writing, including the Norma Fleck Award for Canadian Children's Nonfiction, as well as Children's Choice awards across Canada. She lives in Toronto, Ontario.
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Recommended Age and Grade
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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