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The Teen Who Invented Television

Philo T. Farnsworth and His Awesome Invention

Series: Genius at Work! Great Inventor Biographies

By Edwin Brit Wyckoff

Edwin Brit Wyckoff shows how Farnsworth, a fifteen-year-old farmer’s son, dreamed of using electrons carried by radio waves to create the first electronic television and went on to develop over 100 other patents.

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Reviews

"Well executed, with a combination of easy-to-read text, original sources, and background on both the person and the invention . . . The portrayal of the path from idea to execution is excellent . . . Also included are some hard-to-find facts . . . These biographies are interesting enough to read for personal interest as well as well as for reports."

School Library Journal, July 2008

". . . an easy-to-read text which makes it an excellent source for younger elementary school students."

Catholic Library World, March 2010

"Readers will appreciate the books' attention to childhood influences and lifelong perseverance."

The Horn Book Guide, Spring 2008

"The text is clear, simple and straightforward . . . A great choice for elementary school and middle schools."

TriState Young Adult Book Review Committee, November 2007

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