Samuel Morse, That's Who!: The Story of the Telegraph and Morse Code
Illustrator: el primo Ramón
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 subtsantive biography celebrates an early technology pioneer. Perfect for fans of Gene Barretta's popular inventor series.
,br> Time line with photographs. Further information about Samuel Morse, telegraphs, and Morse code. Bibliography. Author’s note. Full-color illustrations were created with pencil and charcoal and colored digitally.
JLG Release: Sep 2019
Awards & Honors
NSTA Best STEM Books - 2020
Praise & Reviews
Starred or favorable reviews have been received from these periodicals:
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School Library Journal
8 1/2" x 11"
Level 4.1; Points: 0.5;
Scholastic Reading Counts
Level 3.3; Points: 1;
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