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Samuel Morse, That's Who!

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Writer Tracy Nelson Maurer and illustrator El Primo Ramón present a lively picture book biography of Samuel Morse that highlights how he revolutionized modern technology.

Back in the 1800s, information traveled slowly. Who would dream of instant messages? Samuel Morse, that's who! Who traveled to France, where the famous telegraph towers relayed 10,000 possible codes for messages depending on the signal arm positions—only if the weather was clear? Who imagined a system that would use electric pulses to instantly carry coded messages between two machines, rain or shine? Long before the first telephone, who changed communication forever? Samuel Morse, that's who!

This dynamic and substantive biography celebrates an early technology pioneer.


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Publisher: Henry Holt and Co. (BYR)

Kindle Book

  • Release date: June 25, 2019

OverDrive Read

  • ISBN: 9781250618399
  • Release date: June 25, 2019

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Kindle Book
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Languages

English

Levels

ATOS Level:4.1
Lexile® Measure:700
Interest Level:K-3(LG)
Text Difficulty:2-3

Writer Tracy Nelson Maurer and illustrator El Primo Ramón present a lively picture book biography of Samuel Morse that highlights how he revolutionized modern technology.

Back in the 1800s, information traveled slowly. Who would dream of instant messages? Samuel Morse, that's who! Who traveled to France, where the famous telegraph towers relayed 10,000 possible codes for messages depending on the signal arm positions—only if the weather was clear? Who imagined a system that would use electric pulses to instantly carry coded messages between two machines, rain or shine? Long before the first telephone, who changed communication forever? Samuel Morse, that's who!

This dynamic and substantive biography celebrates an early technology pioneer.


Expand title description text