Thomas Edison to the Rescue!

By Goldsmith, Howard & DiVito, Anna

Publishers Summary:
Level 2: Reading Independently • More complex stories • Varied sentence structure • Paragraphs and short chapters One day while young Tom Edison hands out sandwiches on the Mt. Clemens railroad platform, he sees the station telegraph operator's son, Jimmy, playing on the track. When a boxcar comes rolling toward Jimmy at top speed, it's Tom to the rescue -- and the deed is rewarded with some telegraph lessons that will change Tom's life forever.

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ISBN
978-0-68985-332-6
Publisher
Aladdin Library


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Reviewed on March 1, 2003

Gr 1-2 Simple sentences portray a dramatic event in 15-year-old Edison's life. He sells food on the railroad platform, and one day removes a toddler from the path of a rolling boxcar. The child's father, the station telegraph operator, says, "How can I ever repay you, Tom? I am not a rich man, but would one hundred dollars help?" Edison replies, "I do not want your money, sir-.But could you teach me to be a telegraph operator...Log In or Sign Up to Read More

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