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Lights On!

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Code: 978-0-86541-244-6
Price: $19.95
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Cynthia Simmelink Becker
Illustrated by Benjamin Hummel

Nineteen-year-old Ike Hoover was sent to the White House in 1891 by the Edison Electric Company to assist in the wiring of the White House for electric lights. Like many Americans at the time, President Benjamin Harrison and his wife were extremely afraid of electricity. In fact, the Harrisons were so afraid they didnít want to turn the lights on and off. After completing the wiring job, Ike was asked to stick around to make the transition to electric lights easier.

Cynthia Becker relates this bit of American history with wit and clarity, and Colorado artist Benjamin Hummel brings the story to life with outstanding illustrations.

Indie Book Award Winner for Juvenile Nonfiction

CIPA EVVY Award Finalist

"This title draws from Hoover's autobiography My 42 Years in the White House, among other sources, to depict his experience wiring and hanging electric lights in the president's house. Though certain characters and details are fictionalized, this book leaves readers with a solid impression of life in the late 19th century. The illustrations are reminiscent of classical art and reinforce the text by underpinning the opulence of the White House for the time period.... A succinct historical account and a suitable addition to history and biography collections for elementary school students."
School Library Journal

Grade K to 3.
40 pages
Hardcover with dustet jack
Trim: 8 1/2" by 11"
Publication date: 2017

Also available from Amazon.com.

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