Electrical wizard : how Nikola Tesla lit up the world (Candlewick Biographies) (#0738RVX)

by Rusch, Elizabeth; illustrated by Dominguez, Oliver

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Paperback Candlewick Press, 2015
Price: USD 4.44
Description: 47 pages : color illustrations ; 23 cm.
Dewey: 621.3; Int Lvl: 3-6; Rd Lvl: 5.3
AR 5.3 LG .5 162951EN; GR S; F&P S


 


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Overview
From Follett

Includes bibliographical references (pages 43-44). A brief biography of Serbian-American scientist Nikola Tesla, whose early fascination with electricity caused him to go on to invent alternating current and many devices that helped bring electricity to American households and, eventually, the rest of the world, at the turn of the twentieth century.

From the Publisher
Move over, Thomas Edison! Nikola Tesla takes the spotlight in a biography of the man who pioneered modern electrical engineering -- and changed the course of history.

When a Serbian boy named Nikola Tesla was three, he stroked his cat and was enchanted by the electrical sparks. By the time he was a teenager, he had made a vow: Someday I will turn the power of Niagara Falls into electricity. Here is the story of the ambitious young man who brought life-changing ideas to America, despite the obstructive efforts of his hero-turned-rival, Thomas Edison. From using alternating current to light up the Chicago World's Fair to harnessing Niagara to electrify New York City and beyond, Nikola Tesla was a revolutionary ahead of his time. Remote controls, fluorescent lights, X-rays, speedometers, cell phones, even the radio -- all resulted from Nikola Tesla's inventions. Established biographer Elizabeth Rusch sheds light on this extraordinary figure, while fine artist Oliver Dominguez brings his life and inventions to vivid color.
Back matter includes additional information about Tesla, scientific notes and explanations, source notes, a bibliography, and suggestions for further reading.

Product Details
  • Publisher: Candlewick Press
  • Publication Date: September 8, 2015
  • Format: Paperback
  • Series: Candlewick biographies
  • Edition: First edition in this format 2015.
  • Dewey: 621.3
  • Classifications: Biography, Nonfiction
  • Description: 47 pages : color illustrations ; 23 cm.
  • Tracings: Dominguez, Oliver, illustrator.
  • ISBN-10: 0-7636-7979-8
  • ISBN-13: 978-0-7636-7979-8
  • Follett Number: 0738RVX
  • Interest Level: 3-6
  • Reading Level: 5.3
  • ATOS Book Level: 5.3
  • AR Interest Level: LG
  • AR Points: .5
  • AR Quiz: 162951EN
  • Guided Reading Level: S
  • Fountas & Pinnell: S

Reviews & Awards
  • Horn Book Guide, 04/01/16

Full-Text Reviews
Horn Book Guide (Spring 2016)
This biography introduces an individual who knows what he wants to accomplish (an alternating current generator) but struggles to turn that idea into a tangible product. Stylized illustrations surround Tesla with scientific instruments while utility poles and wires crowd the New York City streets. The book's back matter is particularly strong. This is a "reformatted" edition of a picture book. Reading list, timeline. Bib., ind.

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