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0 out of 50 out of 50 out of 50 out of 50 out of 5 0.00 (0 ratings) (rate this audio book) Author: Suzanne Slade Narrator: Susie Berneis Publisher: Dreamscape Format: Unabridged Audiobook Delivery: Instant Download Audio Length: Release Date: December 2015 ISBN: 9781682629802
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Both Thomas Edison and Henry Ford started off as insatiably curious tinkerers. That curiosity led them to become inventors—with very different results. As Edison invented hit after commercial hit, gaining fame and fortune, Henry struggled to make a single invention (an affordable car) work. Witnessing Thomas’s glorious career from afar, a frustrated Henry wondered about the secret to his success. This little-known story is a fresh, kid-friendly way to show how Thomas Edison and Henry Ford grew up to be the most famous inventors in the world—and best friends, too.

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  • “A rewarding look at the importance of persistence, as well as the friendship that developed between these prominent inventors.”

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  • “The spirited delivery of Susie Berneis enhances this historically based story—winner of a National Science Teachers Association award. As Henry Ford labored over his automobile invention, he was fascinated by Thomas Edison’s successes. Ford finally meets his hero and learns his ‘secret’ as they begin a thirty-year friendship. Berneis ably portrays both men, including their years as inquisitive and sometimes mischievous children. Realistic sound effects, including pulsating electricity and vintage car sounds, add to the nostalgic atmosphere. Berneis’s enthusiastic delivery, lively tone, and childlike questioning make for a fun listen. The book also offers listeners facts about Edison’s electric pen and why the Tin Lizzie became an essential family member.”


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About the Author

Suzanne Buckingham Slade is the award-winning author of over a hundred books for children. A mechanical engineer by degree, Slade began her writing career almost twenty years ago. She lives near Chicago with her husband and two children.

About the Narrator

Susie Berneis is a professional voice-over artist. She has a BA in English and theater from the University of Michigan and more than twenty years of community theater experience. Her audiobook narrations include The Secret of Raven Point by Jennifer Vanderbes, which won an AudioFile Earphones Award in 2014.