Genius at Work! Great Inventor Biographies

Age Level: 8–9  Grade Level: 3–4

Imagine life today without television, sign language, Kellogg’s Corn Flakes, or video games. The GENIUS AT WORK! GREAT INVENTOR BIOGRAPHIES series takes a behind-the-scenes look at the lives of the creators of these and other iconic inventions. Learn how these great minds overcame often extreme obstacles to share their genius with the world.

  • Give students the inside scoop on important lesser-known inventors
  • Fills the need for biographies written in simple text
  • Contains anecdotes and details about the inventor’s journey from childhood curiosity to adult genius
  • Perfect for reports and for pleasure reading
  • Supports the Science curriculum
  • 7 1/2” x 9”
  • 32pp.
  • Illus. with color and black-and-white photographs and illustrations
  • Contains a timeline, words to know, a further reading list and Internet addresses, and an index
  • Fall 2007
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Electric Guitar Man

Electric Guitar Man

The Genius of Les Paul

Edwin Brit Wyckoff
Without the electronic guitar invented by Les Paul, music would never have been the same. In this biography of Paul’s life and career, Edwin Brit Wyckoff shares how the rambunctious boy from Waukesha, Wisconsin, was propelled to stardom by his unrivaled playing ability and technological prowess...Read More

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ISBN: 978-0-7660-2847-0
Binding: Library Ed.
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Ferris Wheel!

Ferris Wheel!

George Ferris and His Amazing Invention

Dani Sneed
Though Ferris wheels are a staple at every fair and amusement park today, the man whose name they carry was at first ridiculed for proposing the idea for the World’s Fair in Chicago in 1893. A feat of human engineering and creativity, the original Ferris wheel, at 250 feet tall, was larger than any Ferris wheel in the western hemisphere today...Read More

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ISBN: 978-0-7660-2834-0
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Hair-Care Millionaire

Hair-Care Millionaire

Madam C. J. Walker and Her Amazing Business

Edwin Brit Wyckoff
Born Sarah Breedlove in Louisiana in 1867, this determined woman developed a line of beauty products, beginning with hair conditioner, that made her rich and famous—the first African-American millionaire...Read More

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ISBN: 978-0-7660-3449-5
Binding: Library Ed.
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Helicopter Man

Helicopter Man

Igor Sikorsky and His Amazing Invention

Edwin Brit Wyckoff
Leonard da Vinci drew pictures of helicopters; Wilbur Wright said they would never work. But Igor Sikorsky proved him wrong, inventing the first working helicopter and building the company that still bears his name...Read More

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ISBN: 978-0-7660-3445-7
Binding: Library Ed.
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Laser Man

Laser Man

Theodore H. Maiman and His Brilliant Invention

Edwin Brit Wyckoff
Edwin Brit Wyckoff illustrates the drive and determination of Theodore H. Maiman who discovered the laser. Following Maiman’s obstacles from his youth as the unruly child who built an electronics laboratory in his family’s attic through his college education, work career, and numerous honors and awards, Wyckoff introduces the perseverance of this genius...Read More

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ISBN: 978-0-7660-2848-7
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Sign Language Man

Sign Language Man

Thomas H. Gallaudet and His Incredible Work

Edwin Brit Wyckoff
When he was a young man, Thomas Gallaudet saw a young girl who could not hear, and he taught her how to spell "hat" and her name, "Alice." The girl's father encouraged him to start a school for the deaf...Read More

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ISBN: 978-0-7660-3447-1
Binding: Library Ed.
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