Alexander Graham Bell

 
Elizabeth MacLeod
 

“One would think that I had never done anything worthwhile but the telephone,” complained Alexander Graham Bell. No wonder he was annoyed; Bell invented the phone when he was just 29 and went on to lead a long and inventive life.

This biography in the Snapshots: Images of People and Places in History series chronicles the life and many remarkable achievements of Alexander Graham Bell, including his work with the hearing impaired and experiments with flight, iceberg locators and, of course, the telephone.

978-1-55074-458-3 | Apr 1, 1999
List Price: USD $7.95, CAD $7.95
4-color 8 1/2 x 11 32 pages
Grades: 3 To 7 / Ages: 8 to 12

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Awards & Reviews

“Alexander Graham Bell: An Inventive Life is packed with pertinent information, it is easy to read, and it includes an excellent chronology of Bell's life and times as well as great photographs, working notes, and sketches.”
— Books in Canada, June 1999
“In what has ... become a rush to publish biographies of Bell, this emerges as the least formal, most approachable of the pack.”
— Kirkus Reviews, April 2000
“Using photographs and copies of Bell's notes and letters, as well as text, all advantageously positioned, MacLeod ably conveys the prodigious curiosity and inventiveness that propelled an extraordinary life.”
— The Globe and Mail, May 1999
“In what has ... become a rush to publish biographies of Bell, this emerges as the least formal, most approachable of the pack.”
— ForeWord, April 1999
2002 - Red Cedar Book Award, Short-listed
2001 - Hackmatack Children's Choice Book Award, Short-listed
2000 - Information Book Award, Children's Literature Roundtables of Canada, Short-listed
2000 - Notable Social Studies Trade Book for Young People, Children's Book Council, Commended
1999 - Our Choice - Starred Selection, Canadian Children's Book Centre, Commended
1999 - Best Books for Children, Science Books & Films
1998 - Silver Birch Award, Ontario Library Association, Short-listed

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