The Story of Thomas A. Edison
The Story of Thomas A. Edison


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The Story of Thomas A. Edison

(4 customer reviews)


Combines an engaging narrative of the inventor’s life with pages from his diary and original drawings and patents from his work. Vintage photographs are included. (Grades 1–12)

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Product Description

Enjoy the story of one of the most influential inventors ever!

  • Interesting and inspiringThe Story of Thomas A. Edison paints a living picture of Edison that follows his life from “train boy” to newspaper publisher to telegraph operator to world-famous inventor.
  • Excellent for all ages—The narrative is engaging enough for adults and readable for younger children, so you can enjoy the story all together as a family.
  • Expanded edition—Enhance your study of Edison with the addition of original patent sketches, the patents themselves, and pages from his personal diary—all included in this expanded edition. Notes are scattered throughout the collection to highlight interesting points.

Printed Book or Audiobook

The Story of Thomas A. Edison is also available as an audiobook. Enjoy listening to a chapter or two of the audiobook while you run errands. You might also take it along on a longer car trip and build family memories as you enjoy the whole book together. This 57-minute recording is available as an audio download. (Order above.)

Additional Information

Weight.3 lbs
Dimensions8.5 × 5.5 × 0.375 in


Audio Download, CD, E-book, Trade Paper



Running Time

57 minutes

Read By

Jordan Smith


Grade 6, Grade 7, Grade 8, Grade 9, Grade 10, Grade 11, Grade 1, Grade 12, Grade 2, Grade 3, Grade 4, Grade 5

Lesson Plan

Modern Times & Epistles, Revelation


4 reviews for The Story of Thomas A. Edison

  1. Joy in Nepal

    Just curious is this is the EXACT same book that is on for $2.99. Is your version longer or better in some way? Thanks for your time.

    • Jordan Smith

      This edition has been expanded with an appendix of Edison’s patents, patent sketches, and pages from his diary. The appendix is not in the edition on Amazon.

      • Joy in Nepal

        Thanks for making that clear. I appreciate your time.

    • Kimberly Bouk

      I saw the $2.99 price also. It is for a digital version for the Kindle.

  2. Rcmark7

    The audio book was rather boring to listen to. Add some drama in the voice to make it more interesting.

    • Doug Smith

      The audio version is designed to be a simple unabridged reading of the book without frills. We encourage anyone considering the audiobook to download the free sample and see how you like it. And as usual, we have a 30-day return policy if you’re not happy with your purchase for any reason.

  3. Shelby

    My kids really enjoyed this and learned a lot! The chapters are done in nice bite sized pieces that make absorbing the info easy.

  4. Amy Bearer

    My children are enjoying this. They are 3, 5, 7, 13, & 13. They all loved the story about the explosion on the train! The narrations have been great!

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