Me and Mr. Bell

Paperback | September 17, 2013

byPhilip Roy

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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.

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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, ...

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...

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Format:PaperbackDimensions:140 pages, 8 × 5 × 0.38 inPublished:September 17, 2013Publisher:Cape Breton University PressLanguage:English

The following ISBNs are associated with this title:

ISBN - 10:1927492556

ISBN - 13:9781927492550

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Rated 5 out of 5 by from A great read for youth! A charming story about overcoming obstacles, understanding differences and embracing your gifts, Philip Roy's Me & Mr. Bell is a must-have for young readers. Roy flawlessly incorporates Alexander Graham Bell as a character, forming a believable fictional narrative about the book's main character, Eddie, and the world famous inventor, and tracing elements of history without making them the driving force of the story. Eddie's struggle with his learning disability and the perceptions of his family members, teacher, and friends take centre stage throughout the book, and would be relatable to all students with similar struggles and enlightening for students who are lucky enough to not have them. I'm excited to pass this on to a young person in my life. Pick this up - it will keep you smiling from cover to cover.
Date published: 2015-03-17
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Additional Reviews of Me ?This is a wonderful read, chockfull of history, math, and science, without ever being dull.??The Children?s Book Review ?Both eminently readable and decidedly memorable.? ?The Nashwaak Review
Date published: 2014-09-02
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Yet Another Review of Me "For teachers...looking for great historical fiction...I would enthusiastically recommend Me
Date published: 2014-09-02
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Yet Another Review of Me "For teachers...looking for great historical fiction...I would enthusiastically recommend Me
Date published: 2014-09-02
Rated 5 out of 5 by from More Reviews of Me & Mr. Bell "A lovely look at an earlier time, this book is a success worth celebrating."-Atlantic Books Today "This inspiring and fast-paced novel should capture the interest of young readers....It should provide excellent stimulus for classroom discussion and should be a popular addition to an elementary school library collection."--Resource Links
Date published: 2014-01-24
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Reviews of Me & Mr. Bell “A lovely look at an earlier time, this book is a success worth celebrating.”–Atlantic Books Today “Me & Mr. Bell would be a great addition to a classroom library and history lesson. Roy has created a fantastic story….The story is inspirational and leaves an impression that will not be soon forgotten…. Highly Recommended.”–CM Magazine
Date published: 2013-09-28