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The Resource Alexander Graham Bell answers the call, Mary Ann Fraser

Alexander Graham Bell answers the call, Mary Ann Fraser

Label
Alexander Graham Bell answers the call
Title
Alexander Graham Bell answers the call
Statement of responsibility
Mary Ann Fraser
Creator
Author
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
This in-depth look at the life and inspiration of the brilliant man who invented the tele-phone is sure to fire up the imaginations of young readers who question why and how things work
Writing style
Illustration
Review
  • K-Gr 2—A look at the inspiration behind Alexander Graham Bell's most noteworthy invention, the telephone. The book reveals much about Bell's personal life and the driving force behind his inquisitive nature. Bell's mother, Eliza, had lost most of her hearing as a child, and his father, Melville, was a speech therapist; young Bell is shown here contemplating how sound works and learning the two-handed manual alphabet to communicate with his mother. Many important events, including the collaboration between Bell and Thomas Watson, are conveyed in the form of a story, which makes the facts easy to digest for younger readers. Fraser's multimedia artwork recalls Bell's passion for photography, with some scenes resembling a snapshot. Text boxes are peppered throughout, giving readers more detailed explanations about how the ear works, the age of invention, and more. An author's note and further information about Bell's inventions are appended. VERDICT Recommended for biography collections serving elementary school students.—Kristen Todd-Wurm, Middle Country Public Library, NY --Kristen Todd-Wurm (Reviewed 07/01/2017) (School Library Journal, vol 63, issue 7, p99)
  • From an early age "Aleck" (Bell's family nickname) evinced an interest in sound and hearing, probably due to his father's profession of speech therapy and his mother's hearing loss.Aleck's childhood experiences, observations, and experiments led to his careers, first as a teacher to the deaf and then as an inventor of the telephone. Aleck was determined to speed up communication and improve on the telegraph, first developed in the 1830s. The book's accessible text focuses on his life up to and including the invention of the telephone in 1876, when he was 29. His later inventions are described in the backmatter, along with a chronology and an author's note. The multimedia illustrations use photographic collage elements, friendly, slightly cartoony human figures, and sound effects and dialogue balloons on some pages. Photographic insets and diagrams further explain Bell's work. This expands the content of the book and makes it appealing to both children looking for the story of Bell's life and his lifelong curiosity and those more interested in scientific explanations. However, it lacks a bibliography. The front and rear endpapers are of particular note, depicting a photographic history of the telephone from 1876 to 1989 in sepia tone. The author's note describes Aleck's interest in photography and her own desire to incorporate photography in different ways in the book's design. Calling out to history buffs and scientists, this will inspire young inventors. (Picture book/biography. 6-10)(Kirkus Reviews, June 15, 2017)
Biography type
individual biography
http://library.link/vocab/ext/novelist/bookUI
10575170
Cataloging source
NJQ/DLC
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Fraser, Mary Ann
Dewey number
  • 621.385092
  • B
Illustrations
illustrations
Index
no index present
Intended audience
820L
Intended audience source
Lexile
Interest level
LG
Literary form
non fiction
http://library.link/vocab/ext/novelist/minGradeLevel
  • 0
  • 2
Reading level
5
http://library.link/vocab/resourcePreferred
True
Study program name
Accelerated Reader AR
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Bell, Alexander Graham
  • Bell, Alexander Graham
  • Bell, Alexander Graham
  • Inventors
  • Telephone
  • Inventors
  • Telephone
  • Inventors
  • Telephone
  • JUVENILE NONFICTION / Biography & Autobiography
  • JUVENILE NONFICTION / Technology / Inventions
  • United States
Target audience
juvenile
Label
Alexander Graham Bell answers the call, Mary Ann Fraser
Instantiates
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Control code
1882700
Dimensions
23 x 29 cm
Extent
1 volume (unpaged)
Isbn
9781580897211
Lccn
2015043916
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Other physical details
chiefly color illustrations
System control number
  • (Sirsi) i9781580897211
  • (OCoLC)929985404
Label
Alexander Graham Bell answers the call, Mary Ann Fraser
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Control code
1882700
Dimensions
23 x 29 cm
Extent
1 volume (unpaged)
Isbn
9781580897211
Lccn
2015043916
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Other physical details
chiefly color illustrations
System control number
  • (Sirsi) i9781580897211
  • (OCoLC)929985404

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