The LieOGRAPHY of Thomas Edison

Thomas Edison, world-class inventor. You might know that he devised the electric light bulb and the phonograph. But what about his development of train-controlling sticks? Or his airborne way to send pancakes to his Cousin Fran in Texas? You’re about to be treated to the Lieographical aspects of Thomas Edison’s life, in this funny, lighthearted, “all that didn’t happen” take on the man whose inventions transformed our daily existence.

The book ends with a short–but true–account of Edison’s life, just enough to encourage kids to find out more on this important historical figure. But even if readers have already learned about Edison, the wacky stories in this tall-tales book will be even more enjoyable.


Middle Grade | 64 pages | Ages 7 & up
Paperback ISBN: ISBN: 978-1-939100-47-4 | $7.99
eBook ISBN: 978-1-939100-50-4 | $7.99
Grade Level: 2 & up

Meet the Author & Illustrator


Alan Katz

Alan Katz has written more than 40 highly acclaimed children’s books, including Take Me Out of the Bathtub and Other Silly Dilly SongsThe Day the Mustache Took OverOOPS!Don’t Say That Word!Really Stupid Stories for Really Smart Kids, and two Awesome Achievers titles. Alan has received many state awards for children’s literature, and he frequently speaks at literacy conferences and schools around the country.

Alan is also a six-time Emmy-nominated writer for series including The Rosie O’Donnell Show, Taz-Mania, Pinkalicious and Peterrific, numerous Nickelodeon shows, and more. He hosted a long-running game show on SiriusXM’s Kids Place Live channel, and he’s also created comic books, trading cards, theme park shows, and hundreds of others special projects for kids and their parents.

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Tracy HillTracy Hill has been working as an illustrator since 1989, creating humorous and whimsical illustrations for clients in the advertising, editorial, and publishing fields. His true passion has been in illustrating children’s books.

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The LieOGRAPHY of Thomas Edison Reviews


“Alan Katz’s Lieographies series is sure to provide a lot of laughs for young readers, while introducing them to very important historical figures and encouraging them to find out more. Reading, laughing, and learning—what’s better than that?”

Marc Summers, Host and Executive Producer of Nickelodeon’s Double Dare