The Inventor’s Secret by Suzanne Slade audiobook

The Inventor’s Secret: What Thomas Edison Told Henry Ford

By Suzanne Slade
Read by Susie Berneis

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    ISBN: 9781682629802

Both Thomas Edison and Henry Ford started off as insatiably curious tinkerers. That curiosity led them to become inventors—with very different results. As Edison invented hit after commercial hit, gaining fame and fortune, Henry struggled to make a single invention (an affordable car) work. Witnessing Thomas’s glorious career from afar, a frustrated Henry wondered about the secret to his success. This little-known story is a fresh, kid-friendly way to show how Thomas Edison and Henry Ford grew up to be the most famous inventors in the world—and best friends, too.

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Summary

Summary

Both Thomas Edison and Henry Ford started off as insatiably curious tinkerers. That curiosity led them to become inventors—with very different results. As Edison invented hit after commercial hit, gaining fame and fortune, Henry struggled to make a single invention (an affordable car) work. Witnessing Thomas’s glorious career from afar, a frustrated Henry wondered about the secret to his success. This little-known story is a fresh, kid-friendly way to show how Thomas Edison and Henry Ford grew up to be the most famous inventors in the world—and best friends, too.

Editorial Reviews

Editorial Reviews

“The spirited delivery of Susie Berneis enhances this historically based story—winner of a National Science Teachers Association award. As Henry Ford labored over his automobile invention, he was fascinated by Thomas Edison’s successes. Ford finally meets his hero and learns his ‘secret’ as they begin a thirty-year friendship. Berneis ably portrays both men, including their years as inquisitive and sometimes mischievous children. Realistic sound effects, including pulsating electricity and vintage car sounds, add to the nostalgic atmosphere. Berneis’s enthusiastic delivery, lively tone, and childlike questioning make for a fun listen. The book also offers listeners facts about Edison’s electric pen and why the Tin Lizzie became an essential family member.” AudioFile
“A rewarding look at the importance of persistence, as well as the friendship that developed between these prominent inventors.” Publishers Weekly

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Author Bio: Suzanne Slade

Author Bio: Suzanne Slade

Suzanne Buckingham Slade holds a mechanical engineering degree and worked on NASA’s Delta rockets and Titan rockets. Her books include Countdown: 2979 Days to the Moon, Daring Dozen: The Twelve Who Walked on the Moon, Astronaut Annie, Dangerous Jane, and The Inventor’s Secret, among others. She invites you to visit her online at suzanneslade.com.

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Available Formats : Digital Download
Category: Nonfiction/Biography & Autobiography
Runtime: 0.38
Audience: Children (8–12)
Language: English