Back in the 1800s, information travelled slowly. Who would dream of instant messages? Samuel Morse, that's who! Who travelled to France, where the famous telegraph towers relayed 10,000 possible codes for messages depending on the signal arm positions - only if the weather was clear? Who imagined a system that would use electric pulses to instantly carry coded messages between two machines, rain or shine? Long before the first telephone, who changed communication forever? Samuel Morse, that's who!
This dynamic and substantive biography celebrates an early technology pioneer. Perfect for fans of Gene Barretta's popular inventor series.
Tracy Nelson Maurer has written nonfiction and fiction books for children and young adults for more than 15 years, including the award-winning picture book "Storm Codes". She holds an MFA in Writing for Children and Young Adults from Hamline University. When she's not writing, Tracy is racing to various activities with her family near Minneapolis, Minnesota.More about Tracy Nelson Maurer
Michelle Bisson is an award-winning journalist and playwright and was a long-time book reviewer for The Seattle Times. This is her first picture book. Michelle lives just outside of New York City in Tarrytown, New York. Borja Ramon Lopez Cotelo, also known as el primo Ramon, is a PhD architect who started working as illustrator for Spanish architectural magaMore about El Primo Ramon