Alexander Graham Bell invented the telephone, right? That's what most people will tell you. But what if they're wrong? What if Scottish-born inventor Antonio Santi Giuseppe Meucci was working on his own telephone invention at the exact same time? You'll be on the edge of your seat as Meucci and Bell race to win the battle of the telephone. Who will overcome the obstacles and be the first to cross the finish line? You'll never look at a telephone the same way again!
About the Author
Susan E. Hamen has been writing and editing children's books for more than twelve years. She currently lives in Belle Plaine, Minnesota, with her husband, Ryan, and her two children, Maggie and Jack. The family shares the house with a very large and lazy orange tabby cat named Oliver, and a petite, well-mannered gray cat named Anya. When not writing, editing, or feeding the cats, Hamen enjoys traveling, reading, spending time in bookstores, drinking hot cocoa with her kids on cold Minnesota nights, and attending musical and sporting events her kids participate in.
Table of Contents
Introduction: A Smarter Phone 4
Chapter 1 The Defending Champ 6
Chapter 2 The Challenger 12
Chapter 3 The Tournament of Telephone Technology 18
Chapter 4 Postgame 24
Inventor Matchup 28
Source Notes 30
Further Information 31