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Zap Nikola Tesla Takes Charge Characters ↠ 102 ½ 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 elGrowing 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

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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. The Great Ideas series is a fantastic way to introduce the figures of STEM history to children This one is no exception Kids can learn about Nikola Tesla in a way that is easy to understand and relate to Recommended

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Zap Nikola Tesla Takes ChargeTesla 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. This is a very interesting and good early biography for children about a virtually unknown figure in history Nikola Tesla played a major role in the electrification of America His inventions are now being credited to him and he is being recognized for his contributionWe know about Thomas Edison We've heard about Westinghouse But I'd never heard about Tesla and how he helped shape the way electricity was utilizedThis story takes the reader from Tesler's beginnings in Croatia to his immigration to America His employment by Edison and later his going on to work with Westinghouse and shape the use of electricity from DC current to AC current Thomas Edison is recounted as being unpleasant to work withThe illustrations are simply wonderful Entertaining in design and they capture the essence of the period in which the story of Nikola Tesla took placeI highly recommend this book for biographic collections for elementary grade students It is written in a manner that will make reading biographies funDisclosure I won this book in a little contest