From the Set Our People
A biography of the inventor who changed the world in which he lived with such revolutionary inventions as the phonograph, electric lighting, and motion pictures.
- The Young Scientist
- Journey to Menlo Park
- Phonographs and Lightbulbs
- Lighting Up the Country
- Time Line
- Glossary Terms
- For Further Information
|Interest Level||Grade 3 - Grade 6|
|Reading Level||Grade 4|
|ATOS Reading Level||5.1|
|Guided Reading Level||T|
|Publisher||The Child's World, Inc.|
|Number of Pages||32|
|Dimensions||7.5 x 9.5|
|Graphics||Full-color photographs, Historical photographs|
A noteworthy review of Our People from Booklist on June 1, 2003
A noteworthy review of Our People from Children's Bookwatch on April 1, 2003
The ‘Our People’ biography series for grade 4 expands with the addition of Bob Temple’s Henry Ford and Cynthia Klingel and Robert Noyed’s Thomas Edison. These profiles of major inventors and innovators present a little over thirty pages of biographical insights and vintage photos, recreating not just backgrounds, but the flavor of their times.
Author: Cynthia Klingel
Cindy Klingel has been writing for The Child's World for more than 15 years. She also writes under the name C. Ann Fitterer. Most recently, Cindy has co-written more than 70 Child's World books with Bob Noyed. Cindy and Bob have written books in the Wonder Books Phonics Readers series, the Wonder Books Nonfiction series and the Spirit of America Our Presidents series. They also helped to develop The Spirit of America publishing program, which began in fall 2001. Cindy also helped to develop the Wonder Books publishing program. Cindy was born in Mankato, Minnesota. She lived for a short time in Minneapolis, where she worked in publishing. The rest of the time, she has lived in Mankato, which she believes is a great place to grow up! As a child, Cindy loved reading, writing and playing with friends. She enjoyed playing sports, especially softball and football! She also loved to dance. She was a dance student and then teacher for 17 years! In third grade, Cindy won an award in a national publishing contest sponsored by a large publishing company. It was then that she decided she would be an author when she grew up. In college, Cindy studied English and elementary education. Although she was interested in many things, she loved working with students. So she graduated with degrees in teaching. Cindy has been a public school educator for almost 20 years. She has worked for a Minnesota school district as a high school English teacher, an elementary teacher and is currently a curriculum director. She loves children's literature and makes regular visits to the children's section in bookstores and libraries. Cindy lives in Minnesota with her two daughters. When she is not working or busy being a mom, she can be found digging in one of her gardens, spending time with her many friends or with her nose in a good book.