Genius is 'one percent inspiration and ninety-nine percent perspiration.' So said Mr. Edison. America's greatest inventor's contribution to modern technology are all colorfully explained. Thomas Edison set up a laboratory in his basement when he was just ten years old. Soon after, he sold candy on a train so he could buy chemicals for a lab he'd installed in the baggage car. When he got older, he worked as a telegraph operator and found ways to make the telegraph work faster and more efficiently. He went on to invent the phonograph, motion pictures, and even the electric light bulb - revolutionary inventions that forever changed the way people live.
About the Author:
Margaret Cousins was a much-loved children's author who wrote biographies of historical characters. Her writing style draws the reader's interest with anecdotal stories and fun details.