Young Thomas Edison

I read the book Young Thomas Edison , by Sterling North. The book tells about

Edison's Young life and how he greatly succeeded through out the years. It tells about his

greatest inventions and Edisons Historic sites and how her became the greatest inventor

of all times.

Thomas Alva Edison was born of February of 1847, in Milan Ohio. He was the

seventh and last child of Nancy Edison and Samuel Edison. Thomas Alva Edison

inherited much of his intelligence from Nancy Elliot Edison. Nancy Edison would read

books to Thomas Edison about scientists. That's when Edison got interested in


When Thomas Alva Edison was ten, he and his family moved to a small town in

Purt, Hacon. There he had his own laboratory in the basement. At the age of eleven

Edison and his friend would raise ten acces of vegetables. Then they would plant them

and they would sell them around town. They wanted to earn money so they could give it

to the family. They wanted to do this because they had financial problems. When Thomas

Alva Edison was older he worked as a trainboy and would sell candies and newspapers.

One day Thomas Edison's father realized that Edison was deaf from one ear. Thomas

Edison became deaf from working on the locomotive. When Edison was working as a

trainboy he got the idea of inventing a telegraph.

When Edison was in his twenties he earned many patents by inventing the

lightball, telegram, telegraph and many more inventions. Edison's second wife was Mrs.

Mina Miller Edison. Edison had many chemical laboratories in his life. On 1931,

Thomas Alva died when he collapsed. By this his inventions we have are street lights,

phonographs and many other things.

I would really recommend this book to any one because Thomas Alva Edison is

one of the greatest inventors.

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