morse book

Samuel Morse, That's Who!

Illustrated by el primo Ramón

Published by Henry Holt and Co. (BYR), Holt Books for Young Readers

ISBN: 9781627791304

About The Book

Back in the 1800s, information traveled slowly. Who would dream of instant messages? Samuel Morse, that’s who! Who traveled 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.


A Junior Library Guild Selection

"The text effectively explains how the invention works as well as how it came to be, and young readers and listeners just may be inspired to try some inventing of their own. An excellent, entertaining choice to highlight social-emotional skills, history, and STEM."— Kirkus Reviews

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