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. His father was a speech therapist who invented the Visible Alphabet and his mother was hearing impaired, which only made Aleck even more fascinated by sound vibration and modes of communication.Naturally inquisitive and inclined to test his knowledge, young Aleck was the perfect person to grow up in the Age of Invention. As a kid he toyed with sound vibrations and began a life of inventing.This in-depth look at the life and inspiration of the brilliant man who invented the tele-phone is sure to fire up the imaginations of young readers who question why and how things work.Driven by curiosity and an eagerness to help others, Aleck became a teacher for the deaf. His eventual invention of the telephone proved that he never stopped thinking big or experimenting with sound.Backmatter includes more information about Bell's inventions, a timeline of his life, a bibliography, and sources for further learning.

Alexander Graham Bell Answers the Call Details

TitleAlexander Graham Bell Answers the Call
Author
LanguageEnglish
ReleaseAug 15th, 2017
PublisherCharlesbridge Publishing
ISBN-139781580897211
Rating
GenreNonfiction, Biography, Childrens, Picture Books

Alexander Graham Bell Answers the Call Review

  • Heidi
    January 1, 1970
    I'm always amazed by how much I learn from reading children's books. I knew that Bell created the telephone, that is what he is best known for after all, but I had no idea that he invented so many other things or that he'd been so involved with helping people who were deaf. Fraser does a fabulous job with this book showing how the amazing things Bell did as an adult come from the inquisitive child that he'd been. It's also clear that his family had a tremendous impact on his passion for sound an I'm always amazed by how much I learn from reading children's books. I knew that Bell created the telephone, that is what he is best known for after all, but I had no idea that he invented so many other things or that he'd been so involved with helping people who were deaf. Fraser does a fabulous job with this book showing how the amazing things Bell did as an adult come from the inquisitive child that he'd been. It's also clear that his family had a tremendous impact on his passion for sound and interest in helping people who were deaf (his mother was hard of hearing). In addition to telling Aleck's story, the author also includes brief sidebars about important things related to the time in which Bell lived including pictures and information about the Age of Invention, the telegraph, two-handed communication, and the talking machine he created with his two brothers. The illustrations are also delightful as a combination of animation and photographs creating beautiful collage art. At the end of the book the author/illustrator includes additional information about other inventions that Bell worked on as well as a timeline and notes about her reasons for writing the book and illustrating it the way she did. I especially loved the pictures of various phones in use since it's first creation, this would be a fun book to share with children to encourage curiosity and creative thinking.
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  • Cindy Mitchell
    January 1, 1970
    Fraser, Mary Ann Alexander Graham Bell Answers the Call. PICTURE BOOK. Charlesbridge, 2017. $17.From the time he was small, the world spoke to Alexander Bell. His natural curiosity helped him conceive many ideas helpful to those around him, including his mother, who was mostly deaf. His work on the telephone didn’t commence until he was an adult. With the help of Thomas Watson, and through many, many experiments, they finally found the combination that fulfilled their dreams.This picture book bi Fraser, Mary Ann Alexander Graham Bell Answers the Call. PICTURE BOOK. Charlesbridge, 2017. $17.From the time he was small, the world spoke to Alexander Bell. His natural curiosity helped him conceive many ideas helpful to those around him, including his mother, who was mostly deaf. His work on the telephone didn’t commence until he was an adult. With the help of Thomas Watson, and through many, many experiments, they finally found the combination that fulfilled their dreams.This picture book biography brings Bell’s story to life with charming anecdotes and pictures of early Bell inventions. A good addition to a young picture book biography collection. EL (K-3) – ADVISABLE. Cindy, Library Teacherhttps://kissthebook.blogspot.com/2017...
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  • Katie Lawrence
    January 1, 1970
    A fascinating look at how Alexander Graham Bell invented the telephone. I loved learning about Bell's many other inventions, how he was inspired by his mother & the deaf students he taught to find new ways to communicate and hear. The collage-style illustrations are really appealing and Fraser's author note explains this choice really well. A great addition to children's picture book biographies!
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