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Gene Barretta

Dear Reader:

Before I began writing and illustrating books, I was a filmmaker and a musician. My passion for films and music has always been strong. When my brother and I were kids, we spent many, many hours creating our own homemade movies and imitating our favorite musicians especially The Beatles!

Once I got older, I discovered something very special. I owed a big 'thank you' to a man named Thomas Edison. Not only did he invent the first machine to record and play back music he also started the movie industry!

I'll bet he invented something you're passionate about. At the very least, he invented things you rely on every day like the light bulb! Having said all that, I'm sorry to say I cannot give him credit for my favorite invention Italian Water Ice.

I've invented a contest. Email me at and let me know you're favorite Thomas Edison invention. You may win a signed copy of my book, TIMELESS THOMAS: HOW THOMAS EDISON CHANGED OUR LIVES!.

Gene Barretta

"A glowing tribute to the inventor who continues to influence modern life." —Kirkus,Starred

"Barretta's warm and funny watercolors create an inviting portrait of an influential man." —Publishers Weekly

Timeless Thomas: How Thomas Edison Changed Our Lives! / Gene Barretta / Henry Holt & Company

Price: $16.99 / ISBN: 978-0805091083 / Published: July, 2012

Ages 6+ / Hardcover / Picture Book Nonfiction

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