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Making Contact

  The fifth book in Tundra's Great Idea Series Making Contact tells the story of Guglielmo Marconi who became the father of wireless communication      As a boy Marconi loved science and invention Born in 1874 in Bologna Italy to a wealthy family Marconi grew up surrounded by books in his father's library He was fasci This is the story of Guglielmo Marconi and his exciting and important invention of the first wireless messaging the telegraph in the 1890 s Nicely illustrated

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Nd his calling And thanks to his persistence on December 12 1901 for the first time ever a wireless signal traveled between two continents The rest is history     Monica Kulling's playful informative text combined with the compelling illustrations of artist Richard Rudnicki bring an amazing inventor and his times to lif Making Contact Marconi Goes Wireless tells the interesting story of Guglielmo Marconi who became known as the father of wireless communication

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Nated with radio waves and learned Morse code the language of the telegraph A retired telegraph operator taught him how to tap messages on the telegraph machine At the age of twenty Marconi realized that no one had invented a wireless telegraph Determined to find a way to use radio waves to send wireless messages Marconi fou Monica Kulling has now created her fifth wonderful book in the award winning Great Idea Series for children ages 5 12 I wish these books were available when my children were young since they make scientists inventors and thinkers into real everyday people Making Contact Marconi Goes Wireless tells the fascinating story of Guglielmo Goo le EL mo Marconi a great Italian inventor whose hero was Benjamin Franklin We learn that as a young boy Marconi loved science and invention and his favourite story was of Benjamin Franklin s famous kite and key experiment We also learn that Marconi wasn t a good student in school but he had an active mind and was curious about everything His parents hired tutors for him and he soon became fascinated with Morse Code which he learned from a retired telegraph operator This turned into a Eureka moment in the Italian Alps when he was twenty could he find a way to use radio waves to send wireless messages The rest is history culminating in the ocean spanning three Morse code taps sent from Cornwall England and received on Signal Hill St John s Newfoundland on December 12 1901I really enjoyed learning about Marconi s Italian childhood I also liked the little known facts in this book particularly the story of ueen Victoria who hired Marconi to set up a wireless receiver so she could get daily health updates on her sick son Albert who was out at sea Children will enjoy the lively art by Richard Rudnicki and the fascinating story of Marconi but than that they ll likely be wondering what they can invent themselves


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



9 thoughts on “Making Contact

  1. says:

    The Great Ideas series is a fabulous introduction for all ages to a variety of inventors Making Contact covers a b

  2. says:

    The story of Marconi and how he invented radio

  3. says:

    This is the story of Guglielmo Marconi and his exciting and important invention of the first wireless messaging the telegraph in the 1890's N

  4. says:

    Monica Kulling has now created her fifth wonderful book in the award winning Great Idea Series for children ages 5 12 I wish these books were available when my children were young since they make scientists inventors and thi

  5. says:

    Monica Kulling’s newest book Making Contact Marconi Goes Wireless is the fifth book in Tundra’s Great Ideas series Guglielmo Marc

  6. says:

    I love picture book biographies and this series from Canadian author Monica Kulling is one of my favourites This time she features someone well known than in the previous books but the invention will be unusual to children o

  7. says:

    Like the other books in this series this is a picture book biography with just the right balance of information It covers enough about Marconi's family and childhood that I was interested in seeing how he turned out as an adult but didn't linger on it The basics of the wireless telegraph are explained enough so that I could understand the innovation and I especially liked the bit at the end about how wireless telegraph

  8. says:

    This is one book in the Great Idea Series They are written in narrative form but are full of great information about these little known inventors

  9. says:

    Making Contact Marconi Goes Wireless tells the interesting story of Guglielmo Marconi who became known as the father of wireless communication

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