Wednesday, November 18, 2009

The Boy Who Invented TV by Kathleen Krull

Krull, Kathleen The Boy Who Invented TV: The Story of Philo Farnsworth, illustrated by Greg Couch. Alfred A. Knopf (Random), 2009. $16.99. PICTURE BOOK. Growing up in Utah and Idaho in the early 1900’s Philo Farnsworth’s imagination was captured by the few electric devices available at the time. He knew of the race to send pictures the way radio sent sound, but unless he found financial backing, his project could never get off the ground. If you grew up in Utah or Idaho, chances are you have already heard of Philo, but dye to the machinations of RCA, Philo didn’t his kudos from the world until well after his death in 1971. Couch’s illustrations bring in just the right feel to support Krull’s text, creating a great biographical sketch of Farnsworth life and his invention. EL, MS – ADVISABLE. Cindy, Library-Teacher.

1 comment:

Shannon O'Donnell said...

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