Thomas Alva Edison
The Story of Thomas Alva Edison (Landmark Books)
Thomas Alva Edison
Margaret Cousins
Beginning with Thomas Edison’s childhood, when he set up his first laboratory in his basement as a 10-year-old, and following through his many jobs before he was able to support himself as an inventor, this is the true story of the man who brought the world the phonograph, motion pictures, and even the electric light bulb—revolutionary inventions that forever changed the way people live.“One of the most critically acclaimed, best-selling children’s book series ever published.”—The New York TimesMargaret Cousins is also the author of the Landmark Book Ben Franklin of Old Philadelphia.

Book Details


  • Educational
  • Nonfiction

Age Level: 

  • 12 and up
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