Mary Ann Fraser signing Alexander Graham Bell Answers the Call
Well before Alexander Graham Bell invented the telephone, Aleck (as his family called him) was a curious boy, interested in how and why he was able to hear the world all around him. This in-depth look at the life and inspiration of the brilliant man who invented the telephone is sure to gear up the imaginations of young readers who question why and how things work. Backmatter includes more information about Bell's inventions, a timeline of his life, a bibliography, and sources for further learning.
About the Author: Mary Ann Fraser is the author/illustrator of over sixty fiction and non-fiction books for children, including NO YETI YET (Peter Pauper Press), HEEBIE-JEEBIE JAMBOREE (Boyds Mills Press), the OGG & BOB books (Two Lions) TEN MILE DAY (Henry Holt), and several titles for The Let’s Read-and-Find-Out series, including WHERE ARE THE NIGHT ANIMALS (HarperCollins). Her books have received a Junior Library Guild Selection, School Library Journal Best Book of the Year, Book Links Book of the Year, IRA Young Readers Choice Award, and American Booksellers "Pick of the List." She is a regional advisor for the Society of Children’s Book Writers and Illustrators (SCBWI), and a member of the California Readers Association, Children’s Authors Network, and the Children’s Literature Council. When she is not writing, illustrating, or giving school presentations, she is painting murals, playing her hammered dulcimer, in her garden talking to her turtles, or reading. To learn more visit MaryAnnFraser.com.
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