Listen Up!: Alexander Graham Bell's Talking Machine by Monica KullingListen Up!: Alexander Graham Bell's Talking Machine by Monica Kulling

Listen Up!: Alexander Graham Bell's Talking Machine

byMonica KullingIllustratorRichard Walz

Paperback | August 28, 2007

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IT'S 1876 AND THE whole country is celebrating the 100th birthday of the United States. The biggest party is in Philadelphia at the World's Fair, where the latest and greatest inventions are on display for all to see. Alexander Graham Bell is headed to the fair to demonstrate his invention - a talking machine he calls the telephone. But will anyone come to see him at the world's most important science fair? And more importantly, will his machine work? This Step 3 reader celebrates the resilient, quirky spirit of inventors.
Monica Kulling has published many books for children, including a number of our Step into Reading titles. She lives in Toronto, Ontario.Richard Walz is the illustrator of many popular SiRs including Babe Ruth Saves Baseball and Ben Franklin and the Magic Squares.
Title:Listen Up!: Alexander Graham Bell's Talking MachineFormat:PaperbackDimensions:48 pages, 9 × 6.06 × 0.14 inPublished:August 28, 2007Publisher:Random House Children's BooksLanguage:English

The following ISBNs are associated with this title:

ISBN - 10:0375831150

ISBN - 13:9780375831157

Appropriate for ages: 6 - 8


Rated 3 out of 5 by from Brief & Basic A very basic easy reader about Bell's childhood and invention of the telephone. His childhood concentrates on his living in Scotland and simply being fascinated with sound. Then the rest of the book specifically deals with Bell's invention of the telephone and its reception at the World's Fair in Philadelphia. Very basic. Remarkably missing is any mention of his mother's deafness, any of his work with the deaf and any note of his Canadian connection.
Date published: 2013-12-28