The Boy Who Invented TV:
The Story of Philo Farnsworth
by Kathleen Krull
take a trip back in time to investigate the evolution of
Would you be surprised to know that a FARM BOY with an active, scientific mind who first began opening the door to the science of television? In this picture book biography, you'll see the farm boy looking at the stars but seeing inventors like Thomas Edison and Alexander Graham Bell. You might think that walking behind the plow would be boring...but boring wasn't part of Philo Farnsworth's vocabulary! To him, plowing parallel rows including dreaming. Dreaming gave birth to an idea for how parallel furrows could become a format to transmit an electronic signal.
Kathleen Krull's story brought to life by the illustrations Greg Couch follows the life of Philo Farnsworth from age 3 through adulthood, his achievements, his problems with RCA, his automating of the washing machine, and the celebration of his inventions. It's one you don't want to miss!
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