Slade, Suzanne The Inventor’s Secret: What Thomas Edison Told Henry Ford, illustrated by Jennifer Black Reinhardt. PICTURE BOOK. Charlesbridge, 2015. $17. Content: G.
Thomas Edison was already famous for many inventions before Henry Ford met him in 1896. Henry Ford has already tried many different ways to build a moving vehicle for the masses before he met Thomas Edison in 1896. After that meeting, and the big secret to inventing that Edison told Ford, the two became fast friends. And eventually Ford was able to build a vehicle that would make him famous and bring automobiles to everyone.
What a great book for any science or technology class - or really any class that deals with creating. Pair this with Ashley Spires Most Magnificent Thing for a great mini lesson on perseverance and the sweat equity involved in inventing.
EL, MS, HS - ESSENTIAL. Cindy, Library Teacher