The Inventor's Secret: What Thomas Edison Told Henry Ford
Authors: Suzanne Slade
Illustrator: Jennifer Black Reinhardt
Publisher: Charlesbridge Publishing
Synopsis: Both Thomas Edison and Henry Ford started off as insatiably curious tinkerers. That curiosity led them to become inventors--with very different results. As Edison invented hit after commercial hit, gaining fame and fortune, Henry struggled to make a single invention (an affordable car) work. Witnessing Thomas's glorious career from afar, a frustrated Henry wondered about the secret to his success.
This little-known story is a fresh, kid-friendly way to show how Thomas Edison and Henry Ford grew up to be the most famous inventors in the world--and best friends, too.