Me and Mr. Bell

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Me and Mr. Bell

by Philip Roy, Philip Roy

Cape Breton University Press | September 17, 2013 | Trade Paperback |

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Alexander Graham Bell, Baddeck''s most illustrious resident, and one of the world''s greatest inventors, is also famous for the greatness of his compassion. It''s 1908, and ten-year-old Eddie MacDonald shares the friendly inventor''s passion for solving problems and for taking long walks in the fields above Bras d''Or Lake.

But whereas Bell is renowned by many for being the smartest man in the world, Eddie is just a local farm boy who struggles to learn to read and write. After a few chance encounters, the elderly Bell befriends the young boy, and takes an interest in his struggle -encouraging Eddie to take his successes and never give up.

When Bell''s long ambition for manned flight culminates in Silver Dart soaring over Bras d''Or Lake, Eddie is inspired to find solutions to his own challenges.

Format: Trade Paperback

Dimensions: 140 Pages, 4.72 × 7.87 × 0 in

Published: September 17, 2013

Publisher: Cape Breton University Press

Language: English

The following ISBNs are associated with this title:

ISBN - 10: 1927492556

ISBN - 13: 9781927492550

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Me and Mr. Bell

by Philip Roy, Philip Roy

Format: Trade Paperback

Dimensions: 140 Pages, 4.72 × 7.87 × 0 in

Published: September 17, 2013

Publisher: Cape Breton University Press

Language: English

The following ISBNs are associated with this title:

ISBN - 10: 1927492556

ISBN - 13: 9781927492550

From the Publisher

Alexander Graham Bell, Baddeck''s most illustrious resident, and one of the world''s greatest inventors, is also famous for the greatness of his compassion. It''s 1908, and ten-year-old Eddie MacDonald shares the friendly inventor''s passion for solving problems and for taking long walks in the fields above Bras d''Or Lake.

But whereas Bell is renowned by many for being the smartest man in the world, Eddie is just a local farm boy who struggles to learn to read and write. After a few chance encounters, the elderly Bell befriends the young boy, and takes an interest in his struggle -encouraging Eddie to take his successes and never give up.

When Bell''s long ambition for manned flight culminates in Silver Dart soaring over Bras d''Or Lake, Eddie is inspired to find solutions to his own challenges.

About the Author

Philip Roy was born and raised in Antigonish, Nova Scotia. He studied music with Sister Rodriquez Steele and Professor James Hargreaves, and aspired to a career as a pianist. After graduating from high school, he left Antigonish to work and travel. As a young man, he returned to the study of piano with Oriole Aitchison in Halifax, where he also began composing music. After getting married, Philip moved to Ontario and devoted his time to raising his children, later returning to school and earned degrees in history at the University of Waterloo and at McMaster University. Master's degrees in hand, he moved to the island of Saipan in Micronesia, where he taught English and History in a high school for two years. Following that, he returned to Canada and settled for a time in Ontario, teaching piano. The lure of his home province eventually brought Philip back to Nova Scotia, where he began writing young adult novels and stories for children.
Philip Roy is the author of the acclaimed historical novel Blood Brothers in Louisbourg (CBU Press, 2012) and of the best-selling Submarine Outlaw series, and he is active with school visits, literary festivals and fairs. Blood Brothers will soon be released in a French translation by Éditions Perce-Neige.
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