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Alexander Graham Bell: An Inventive Life Paperback – Apr 1 1999

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  • Paperback: 32 pages
  • Publisher: Kids Can Press (April 1 1999)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 1550744585
  • ISBN-13: 978-1550744583
  • Product Dimensions: 21.9 x 0.6 x 27.9 cm
  • Shipping Weight: 136 g
  • Average Customer Review: 4.0 out of 5 stars 1 customer review
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: #1,190,025 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)
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From School Library Journal

Grade 3-5-Another addition to the growing collection of biographies about Bell. MacLeod traces her subject's life from his birth in Scotland, through his many inventions and achievements, and concludes with his last few experiments and his death at his home in Canada. She gives equal attention to all of Bell's interests, such as his devotion to advancements for the hearing impaired and his later interest in flight. Photos and reproductions of the subject and his family and sketches of his many inventions appear on colorful backgrounds. A list of Web sites is appended. Tom Matthews's Always Inventing (National Geographic, 1999) is a more substantial book for the same age group, but this one is an adequate choice with its own merits.
Carol Fazioli, The Brearley School, New York City, NY
Copyright 1999 Reed Business Information, Inc.


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.

In what has ? become a rush to publish biographies of Bell, this emerges as the least formal, most approachable of the pack.

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.

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4.0 out of 5 starsNice Brief Bio of Bell. Recommended
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