Michael O'Hearn Henry Ford and the Model T

ISBN 13: 9780736879781

Henry Ford and the Model T

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9780736879781: Henry Ford and the Model T

Tells the story of Henry Ford, along with his invention, the popular Model T automobile.

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About the Author:

Michael O'Hearn published his first book in 2007, a graphic novel following the story of Henry Ford as he built the Model T automobile. He has since published many other books and continues to write both nonfiction and fiction. Michael lives in Connecticut with his wife, Karen, his daughter, Kendal, and her stuffed kitty, Meowy. When he's not busy writing, he likes to write and record songs, work on cars, trim bonsai trees, and read.

Review:

This new graphic nonfiction series offers biographical treatments that highlight a technological breakthrough or innovation. Though produced by various illustrators, titles are visually similar: enticing covers, dynamic fonts, bold colors, and vibrant illustrations. Comic book-style word balloons feature fairly sophisticated vocabulary and occasional quotes or other primary source material. Each selection includes titled chapters, a table of contents, summary fact pages, further reading suggestions, and recommended Internet sites. There is close correlation between the dialogue and depicted actions and illustrations, which will provide visual reinforcement for struggling readers. These deceptively slim volumes convey a tremendous amount of information and vocabulary, and should attract attention from reluctant and enthusiastic readers alike. Bibliography. Glossary. Index. Recommended. --Library Media Connection; Vol. 25, No. 7; Pages 83-84, April 2007

Henry Ford had been successfully building cars in Detroit, Michigan for four years when he began working on a new project. He wanted to make a car for a different part of American society. Until then he had been making cars which only wealthy, mostly city people, could afford. Not only that but these cars was not the kind of vehicle that the average American could use because the average American did not live in the city. The kind of car he wanted to make would have to be inexpensive to buy and yet tough. It would have to be able to drive on poor roads and it would have to be easy to repair. By October of 1908 the Model T was on sale. With its $850 price tag it was not cheap but it was still a good deal and people bought them as fast as they were being made. In fact it soon became clear that Ford needed to find a faster way to make his popular little car. What he came up with was the assembly line factory, the first of its kind. He also made sure that his workers were treated fairly and as a result his factories turned out an enormous number of Model Ts. The workers were even paid enough that they could afford to buy their own Model T. In this interesting and well written graphic novel style title readers will discover how much the development of Henry Ford s Model T influenced his times. By creating an affordable car for the general public Henry Ford opened up the world for the middle classes, and he also gave his own workers opportunities that they would not have otherwise had. With its well written and carefully researched text and its graphic rich format, this is a book which will certainly attract young readers who have an interest in the past. --Through the Looking Glass Childrens Book Review, July 2007

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