Tuesday, May 30, 2023

Review: The Unexpected Light of Thomas Alva Edison by:R Arroyo


 About the Book:

 From New York Times bestselling author and news anchor Raymond Arroyo comes the first book in the Turnabout Tales series—a picture book biography of one of America’s most famous inventors, Thomas Alva Edison, and a story about how a small spark can create a big light. No one thought much of young Thomas Alva Edison. 


 He couldn’t focus at school and caused trouble around the house. But where others saw a distracted and mischievous boy, his mother saw imagination and curiosity. At only seven years old, Al, as he was called as a young child, was educated by his mother at home, who understood his potential could be unlocked with non-conventional learning, allowing him freedom to explore, dream, and be inquisitive. 


 Those early years of encouragement and loving guidance shaped Al’s future and formed the man who would apply those valuable lessons to inventing the phonograph, the motion picture camera, the light bulb, and more. In The Unexpected Light of Thomas Alva Edison readers   The Unexpected Light of Thomas Alva Edison   The Turnabout Tales series highlights little-known yet fascinating stories of historical figures who went from underdog to hero, and the adults who inspired them to be true to themselves and do big things that changed the world.

My Review:

 Thomas Edison was a true pioneer. He also never met an obstacle that he couldn't withstand or win. He had many mountains placed in his path but was able to overcome each and every one. Thomas had a very vivid imagination and was an extremely curious child as well as adult. This fueled his passion for experimenting. His mother ever the encourager many times had to convince everyone that it was worth it to let Thomas be himself.

 The stories contained in this book go into a little more detail about Thomas Edison and you learn more about this person that was intrigued with the world around him. I loved that his mother was always pushing him to do what he felt he needed to do.

 It is a great read about history and determination. 

**Disclosure**This book was sent to me free of charge for my honest review from the publisher. All opinions are my own.

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