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The Industrial Revolution

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The Industrial Revolution by Lewis Helfand
Jun 06, 2017 | 92 Pages
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    Jun 06, 2017 | 92 Pages | Young Adult

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“Helfand brings a propulsive optimism to this graphic account of the Industrial Revolution. . . Readers follow Kumar’s clean panels as James Watt makes his entrance, then Eli Whitney, John Kay, Robert Fulton, Andrew Carnegie, Henry Ford.” — Kirkus Reviews

“Illustrations are bright and colorful, and the writing style is very easy to follow and flows with the illustrations well. . . This book would be useful for teachers who are introducing the Industrial Revolution to their students as it gives a very good overview of all the different individuals involved.” — Mary Hyson, Librarian, in School Library Connection

“Brief histories of such major inventors as Johannes Gutenberg, Eli Whitney, Robert Fulton, Henry Bessemer, and Henry Ford, focusing on each of their contributions to society. . . Kumar, along with colorists Ashwani Kashyap and Parveen Kumar Singh, provides the wonderful art that translates well the numerous breakthroughs and their impact. . . Recommended as a tool for reluctant readers who may respond to graphic novels that teach facts and history-based narratives.” —Teresa Potter-Reyes, Helen Hall Lib., in Library Journal

“This week’s book of the week isn’t out till June but we just couldn’t wait to tell you about it, it’s THAT good! . . . Utterly perfect for reluctant readers who want something more than just a dry text book, or perhaps those are put off by the more ‘jokey’ and humorous approaches to presenting history, this is a scintillating journey through the heart of the black country and beyond and we really truly want to see more from this innovative series.” — ReaditDaddy (Book of the Week)

“It’s an all-encompassing text, going back to Gutenberg – a lot further than the regular guide to the industrial revolution might, but it makes sense. The wonder and power of the information that printers were then able to give us is the key to all the progress since, and it’s what this book itself wants to latch on to – giving the inspiration of seeing how someone did something once, and creating the person who can do better in the future.” — The Bookbag (UK)

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