A short biographical book written in rhyme and supported in beautiful illustrations by artist Janice Hechter. A beginners book of famous women and men. Reading level: 4th grade and up.
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Hooray for Heroes! received Finalist in the USA Best Books for 2010. Heroes is a collection of biographical poems about women and men who influenced histroy. Beautifully illustrated by Janice Hechter and written in rhyme by Mollie Wilson, these poems pay tribute to the achievements of heroes including: Marian Anderson, Mark Twain, Pocahontas, Paul Newman, Harriet Beecher Stowe, Thomas Edison, Amelia Earhart and others. This is a book for biography lovers of any age!
"Using poetry, Ms. Wilson has given parents as well as educators a great way to introduct these topics and enhance commjunication with our children."--- Connecticut Muse Book Review
An inventor, Thomas Edison--many years ago--
turned on lights for everyone so that we could go
almost any place, even in the dark--
a hospital, a school, or even a local park!
Tom was born in Ohio, but grew up in Michigan.
His mom was his first teacher when his learning did begin.
She taught Tom to read and write, and challenge all the rules.
He always asked good questions--he know what he had to do.
Constantly inventing from his lab in Menlo Park,
as a chemist and an engineer, Tom analyzed each part.
Edison wore many hats in his quest to serve mankind.
He showed other inventors how to wisely use their time!