Zap! Nikola Tesla Takes Charge

Zap Nikola Tesla Takes Charge Growing up in Smiljan Croatia Nikola Tesla dreamed about harnessing the power of Niagara Falls In he walked down the gangplank into the New York Harbor with four cents in his pocket a book of

  • Title: Zap! Nikola Tesla Takes Charge
  • Author: Monica Kulling Bill Slavin
  • ISBN: 9781770495227
  • Page: 194
  • Format: Hardcover
  • 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 Tesla to fix the SS OregonGrowing 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 Tesla to fix the SS Oregon as a test and was so astounded that he offered Tesla a job at his factory.Tesla 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, but when the work was done, Edison refused to pay Tesla quit 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 York.

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    1. I received this book as part of LibraryThing's Early Reviewers program in exchange for an honest review. Thanks to LT and the Publisher!I read this to my two kids at bedtime, who are 10 and 6.5 years old. On the whole, we really enjoyed it! The art is really fantastic and the level was just right for entertaining both of them - it doesn't feel dumbed down at all for kids. It gives a great overview to Tesla's life in an engaging way.However, we all wished that there was a little more "meat" to th [...]

    2. A fine work of fact, beautifully illustrated, and lightly chronicling the life and work of Nikola Tesla.This is a brief overview of his life, starting with a dash about his life in Croatia and his arrival in New York. It covers his work with Thomas Edison, including, but not focusing on, his ill treatment by Edison, and then working with George Westinghouse. His patents and accomplishments are also mentioned.The book ends rather abruptly, as if the final few pages had to be cut for space, which [...]

    3. 'Zap! Nikola Tesla Takes Charge' by Monica Kulling with illustrations by Bill Slavin is a picture book telling part of the story of Nikola Tesla.We 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 [...]

    4. 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 contribution.We 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 utilized.This story takes the reader from Tesler's beginnings in Croatia to his immigrat [...]

    5. We owe Nikola Tesla a lot, and this delightful introduction to his life and work is a great way to introduce children to his works and a bit of what he did.It is also a good book in that it doesn't gloss over what Edison did to him. (Edison was a bit of a prick, and he is the reason that Hollywood exists, but that is another story).The book felt as though it had more to say and ended much to quickly. It would be great if there was a second book about more of his life.I knew about Alternating Cur [...]

    6. An excellent telling of Tesla's life and works, the saga and ingenuity.A very worthy read from the wonderful "Great Idea Series."

    7. Interesting story, and good illustrations, but even for a kids book, this seemed very abrupt. I would have liked one or two more pages to fill in a few more details at the end of the book.

    8. Nikola was overlooked for so long, but today we have several children's books celebrating his accomplishments & struggles, such as "Electrical Wizard: How Nikola Tesla Lit Up the World" by Elizabeth Rusch, and fiction chapter books such as the "Nick and Tesla" series by Bob Pflugfelder. "Zap" is an informative, accessible introduction to the conflict between he and Edison. The narrative text helps readers understand this small part of the development of the modern use of electricity without [...]

    9. Tesla seems to be quickly going from overlooked inventor to THE MAN. His contributions to electrical inventions are being recognized, and there’s even a car company that bears his name.This simple book gives a basic background into who Tesla was and what his contributions were.There’s not a lot to say about the book, it’s fairly brief and is definitely an introduction for young children. It does paint Thomas Edison in rather a bad light, but is historically accurate.The illustrations add t [...]

    10. A reasonable fist at giving a primer to the biography and science of quite a complex person's ideas. It looks good and gives some sense of the life and times of Nikola Tesla and his work, but nothing about the consequence even gets a look-in, meaning this doesn't go nearly far enough to explain to the very young reader it's aimed at why they should be interested in the man in the first place. He does this, that and the other and you have to find out for yourself about the current state of altern [...]

    11. A unique and informative book about the journey of Nikola Tesla and how he came to be who he is known as today. I appreciated how this book simultaneously informed and educated the reader. The illustrations provided went very well with the information being given and made sure the readers attention remained captivated within the book. A wonderful way for a child or student to begin learning about Nikola Tesla's background. +Book?List

    12. This is the story of how Nikola Tesla put his theory of alternating current up against Thomas Edison’s belief in direct current and proved to the world that it was not only more efficient but safe. A new book in the Great Idea Series this easy-to-read picture book would appeal to young inventors ages seven to nine.

    13. Engaging, but hard to know how if the quotes are direct without references. I'd still say it's more biographical than historical fiction.

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