A Wizard from the Start: the incredible boyhood & Amazing Inventions of Thomas Edison" written by Don Brown.My selection is "
It may surprise readers to discover that Thomas Edison was not a good student. In fact, his mother home schooled Thomas because his teacher told her he was "addled." Edison wasn't addled -- he was a dreamer. Daydreaming got him in trouble at school, but Edison's imagination, fueled by the fact that he became a voracious reader, led him to a life of invention. When he wasn't selling newspapers to train riders to help with the family finances, young Edison was experimenting with chemicals in the family cellar. A life of hard work and curiosity eventually led to 1039 patents and the electric light bulb. "A Wizard from the Start" is written for primary students and offers a lovely introduction to the life of this extraordinary man.
Brown concludes his book with an author's note and bibliography.