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  • Zap Nikola Tesla Takes Charge
  • Monica Kulling
  • en
  • 01 March 2019
  • 9781770495227

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Zap Nikola Tesla Takes Charge

Monica Kulling Ð 8 Read

Growing up in Smiljan Croatia Nikola Tesla dreamed about harnessing the power of Niagara Falls In 1884 he walked down the gangplank into the New York Harbor with four cents in his pocket a book of poems a drawing of a flying machine and a letter of introduction to Thomas Edison the electrical wizard of America Upon meeting Edison sent. 'Zap Nikola Tesla Takes Charge' by Monica Kulling with illustrations by Bill Slavin is a picture book telling part of the story of Nikola TeslaWe learn that Nikola Tesla was born in Smiljan Croatia and came to America with only 4 cents in his pocket He came hoping to work for Thomas Edison and he gets a job fixing the motor on a ship called the SS Oregon We also learn of the rival thoughts about electricity alternating and direct current Tesla was a champion of alternating and Edison had already invested a lot in direct so he set out to sabotage Tesla's ideas Tesla eventually gets to fulfill a promise he made to his father when he builds a generator at Niagra Falls with George WestinghouseAnd then then book kind of abruptly ends It's a review copy so I thought that might be why but the page count matches what shows Before that abrupt ending I found it completely engaging and I loved the art but the ending left me feeling like I got thrown out of the story If nothing else this book successfully attempts to show a different side of Tesla and EdisonI received a review copy of this ebook from Penguin Random House Canada Tundra Books and NetGalley in exchange for an honest review Thank you for allowing me to review this ebook

Review Ë eBook, ePUB or Kindle PDF Ð Monica Kulling

Tesla to fix the SS Oregon as a test and was so astounded that he offered Tesla a job at his factoryTesla and Edison had different views about electricity; Tesla wanted to develop an alternate current while Edison wanted to stick to the direct current system Edison offered Tesla a large sum to make his direct current system efficient b. Fantastic biography We loved the story and figure Tesla is who they named the electric car after

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Ut when the work was done Edison refused to pay Tesla uit and when things were looking bleak he met George Westinghouse who also thought that alternating current was the way to light up America He gave Tesla a job and in 1896 Tesla and Westinghouse built a generator at Niagara Falls that was able to send power as far as Buffalo New Yor. Awesome information and specific details in this one which acts as a accessible complement to Electric Wizard another Nikola Tesla biography Hopefully some day our children will be taught his story in all schools instead of that butthead Thomas Edison's


About the Author: Monica Kulling

Monica Kulling was born in Vancouver British Columbia She received a BA in creative writing from the University of Victoria Monica Kulling has published twenty six fiction and nonfiction books for children including picture books poetry and biographies She is best known for introducing biography to children just learning to read and has written about Harriet Tubman Houdini Eleanor Rooseve