|Title:||The Reinvention of Edison Thomas|
|Format:||rtf docx mobi mbr|
|ePUB size:||1417 kb|
|FB2 size:||1830 kb|
|DJVU size:||1248 kb|
|Category:||Growing Up and Facts of Life|
|Publisher:||Boyds Mills Press (March 1, 2010)|
Jacqueline Houtman's debut novel is about Edison "Eddy" Thomas, a middle school student, who loves to tinker with inventions but struggles to understand innuendos of those around him. The story opens with Eddy, as he prefers to be called, at his school's science fair. Quickly, the reader learns that Eddy is not your typical middle schooler. He knows the scientific names of what seems like everything as well as recites the elements on the periodic table to calm himself. Each chapter also contains Jacqueline Houtman's debut novel is about Edison "Eddy" Thomas,. I loved this book! I thought the whole storyline, plot and concept of The Reinvention of Edison Thomas was genius! I couldn't put this book down. I kept getting in trouble because I wouldn't do my chores.
by Jacqueline Houtman. Publication date 2010. Topics Middle school students, Middle schools, Boys, Science, Juvenile fiction, Fiction, Realistic fiction, Social acceptance, Boy inventors, Inventions, Schools, Friendship, Inventors. Publisher Front Street. Collection inlibrary; printdisabled; ; china. Digitizing sponsor Kahle/Austin Foundation. Contributor Internet Archive.
Eddy Thomas can read a college physics book, but he can't read the emotions on the faces of his classmates. He can spend hours tinkering with an invention, but he can't stand more than a few minutes in a noisy crowd, like the crowd at the science fair, which Eddy fails to win. When the local school crossing guard is laid off, Eddy is haunted by thoughts of the potentially disastrous consequences and invents a traffic-calming device, using parts he has scavenged from discarded machines. You're getting the VIP treatment! With the purchase of Kobo VIP Membership, you're getting 10% off and 2x Kobo Super Points on eligible items. Your Shopping Cart is empty. There are currently no items in your Shopping Cart.
The Reinvention of Edison. has been added to your Cart. I'm not the target audience for this book and I don't have children, but I would think this would be a great book to read with a child and have a set of encyclopedias nearby to further investigate all the things that are sure to peak their curiosity. Reading The Reinvention of Edison Thomas with a child would also be a good way to bring up bullying and how to treat people who may act or look different than ourselves.
I found this book to be very realistic. As a middle school teacher I run across people like Mitch and Edison. It has been my pleasure to work the few autistic kids that have crossed my path. They have taught me so much. Edison falls for his pranks until a brainy geek befriends him and sets him straight about the bully. Despite his tactlessness, Edison makes two other friends who seem to appreciate his quirkiness and in the end, he finally recognizes what he has and appreciates his friends. This book was a quick, fun read. Middle school student Eddy Thomas loves science and inventing, but has trouble with people. Finally he meets some friends who appreciate his abilities and respect his unique view of the world. With their help can he rethink his definition of success. more).
Perhaps you can help. 1. National Governors Association for Best Practices and Council of Chief State School Officers.
The Reinvention of Edison Thomas by Jacqueline Houtman Science comes easily to Eddy (Edison) Thomas. The Reinvention of Edison Thomas is this summer's first book club pick at the Minocqua Public Library. Minocqua Public Library Information, Inspiration and Imagination. Published by Front Street, 2010 189 pages ISBN: 978-1-59078-708-3. Ages 9 - 13. When Eddy (Edison) Thomas learns that the crossing guard near his school is being eliminated, he about the potential dangers for younger children. Although his recent third-place finish in the school science fair left him deeply disappointed, Eddy decides to apply his interest in and aptitude for science and inventing to the problem of the unsafe intersection. Meanwhile, he’s trying to navigate the social maze of middle school.