Samuel Morse was a painter and an American inventor who invented the telegraph key which forever changed communication. The biography describes his childhood, his life as a painter and inventor, and includes information on the Morse code and making a telegraph key. All quotations in the book are from Morse's writings. Now back in print, this new edition, revised and updated, will enchant readers seeking narrative biographies.
"An appealing biography and an introduction to the telegraph and Morse code. Kerby describes how Morse overcame opposition and changed the world, emphasizing his persistence and spirit of experimentation. Clearly written instructions for the construction of a simple telegraph follow the narrative . . . An excellent choice, especially for those struggling to find quality nonfiction for younger and reluctant readers." School Library Journal