Nonfiction Monday


Wendy’s Wanderings is hosting Nonfiction Monday.

Have you ever wondered about lightning, eletricity, and static electricity? Nikola Tesla did at the age of three.

In Electrical Wizard, How Nikola Tesla Lit Up the World by Elizabeth Rusch, readers learn about Tesla’s fascination with electricity at an early age and his perseverance to understand it. He discovered that electricity could be so much more, and go further in the world with the use of alternating current (AC).

It wasn’t an easy road for Tesla. He needed money for his inventions and supporters. He was up against Thomas Edison, who believed in the power of direct current (DC).

Determination paved the way to success at the Chicago’s World’s Fair and Niagra Falls.

Rusch’s thorough research shows through in her writing. Author notes including scientific notes and bibliography will make this book a great companion in the classroon during science.

Oliver Dominguez’s mixed media art adds great visuals to the story.

Title: Electrical Wizard, How Nikola Tesla Lit Up the World
Author: Elizabeth Rusch
Illustrator: Oliver Dominguez
Published: 2013
Pages: unpaged
Reading Level: 3rd grade and up
Publisher: Candlewick Press
ISBN: 978-0-7636-5855-7
Source: Sent by publisher upon request for review.

Happy reading.