It s 1908, and ten year old Eddie MacDonald shares Alexander Graham Bell s passion for solving problems and for taking long walks in the fields above Bras d Or Lake.But whereas Bell is renowned by many for being the smartest man in the world, Eddie is just a local farm boy who struggles to learn to read and write After a few chance encounters, the elderly Bell befriends tIt s 1908, and ten year old Eddie MacDonald shares Alexander Graham Bell s passion for solving problems and for taking long walks in the fields above Bras d Or Lake.But whereas Bell is renowned by many for being the smartest man in the world, Eddie is just a local farm boy who struggles to learn to read and write After a few chance encounters, the elderly Bell befriends the young boy, and takes an interest in his struggle encouraging Eddie to celebrate his successes and never give up.When Bell s long ambition for manned flight culminates in the Silver Dart soaring over Bras d Or Lake, Eddie is inspired to find solutions to his own challenges.
Me and Mr Bell It s and ten year old Eddie MacDonald shares Alexander Graham Bell s passion for solving problems and for taking long walks in the fields above Bras d Or Lake But whereas Bell is renowned by man
This book is one of my favorite ones I've read so far this summer! Me & Mr. Bell features two unlikely friends who have a lot more in common than initially apparent. Mr. Alexander Bell is a wealthy, brilliant and elderly inventor, and Eddie is just a kid whose life is farming and pitching in with family chores. Over walks in the picturesque area of Baddeck, they both end up teaching each other different things.
Worldview - Universally AcceptableAge Read Aloud - 8 yrs+Independent Reader - 9 yrs+Setting:Location - Baddeck, Nova Scotia Time Period - 1908Review: This is a gem of a story that young and old alike will enjoy. Utterly wholesome and wonderfully encouraging, this book leaves a reader feeling like they can overcome the obstacles in their life with hard work and perseverance.Eddie, a young school boy struggles to read and write. No matter how hard he tries he can’t seem to put the letters in [...]
Ten-year-old Eddie MacDonald has a curious mind and a talent for math, but struggles to learn to read and write. Considered less than bright by his Cape Breton community, Eddie is frustrated by his inability to remember how to spell even the simplest words and worries that he is headed for an uninspiring future as an illiterate farmer. However, a chance encounter with famous inventor Alexander Graham Bell changes everything. As Eddie’s friendship with Mr. Bell grows, the boy learns to take pri [...]
What a perfect little book! I loved every word. Philip Roy gives us an imagined relationship between Alexander Graham Bell and a Nova Scotia farm boy that becomes a deep and touching exploration of intelligence, difference, hardship, courage, love, and friendship. I'm a teacher-librarian and before the day is out, I'm going to buy half a dozen copies of this little gem. The three I've got are just not enough.
Eddie has learning difficulties. When it comes to reading and writing the words swim before his eyes and it seems like there are no rules that apply. In math, however, he shines. He can visualize and problem-solve. Unfortunately, he is judged by his literary ability and even his own family thinks that he isn't very bright and has a limited future. It seems his only future lies in being an illiterate farmer in his small town of Baddeck, Nova Scotia. A chance encounter with Alexander Graham Bell, [...]
A charming story about overcoming obstacles, understanding differences and embracing your gifts, Philip Roy's Me & Mr. Bell is a must-have for young readers. Roy flawlessly incorporates Alexander Graham Bell as a character, forming a believable fictional narrative about the book's main character, Eddie, and the world famous inventor, and tracing elements of history without making them the driving force of the story. Eddie's struggle with his learning disability and the perceptions of his fam [...]
This is a historical fiction book that encapsulates the nature of Canada's greatest inventor, Alexander Bell. Bell had an enormous capacity for empathy. The author succeeds in creating a character in Eddie to demonstrate Bell's humanitarian and inspirational qualities. This book brings to the forefront the idea that there are many different kinds of intelligence and Eddie in this instance excels in his own unique way. A quick but important read with plotting that will leave you rooting for Eddie [...]
An absolutely wonderful read. This book goes on my list of junior fiction favourites. I'm reading it to my class right now. There are so many things to comment on, but I am especially appreciative of the descriptions Eddie gives of his difficulties with reading and writing. These descriptions are an excellent reminder of the obstacles encountered, the amount of time, and the sheer hard work that students with learning disabilities must put in to keep up with their classmates. I have asked my sch [...]
I can see how this book would appeal to readers aged 9-12 who have had struggles learning. I liked that Mr. Bell appeared in small doses, and that there were larger lessons in those small interactions. I found some of the book overdone -- especially since it told about feelings more than it showed those feelings. I think it would make a good read aloud. (It'd be a hard sell to most children I know because the cover makes it look boring and dry. I'm sorry, but it does.)
Really enjoyed this book, especially since I have been to that area and visited the AGB home in Baddeck.Loved the way that the main character was acknowledged for his learning style, being left handed and accepted though different than his family, friends, etc.
A wonderful story that allows the reader to travel back to a simpler time in Canadian historywhere a young boy shyly meets a famous inventor and the relationship that develops between them! A finalist in the Silver Birch Fiction category in the Forest of Reading for 2015!
The story of a young boy who catches the attention and confidence of Alexander Graham Bell and learns to value his strengths and work to conquer his weaknesses. Highly recommend this book to young readers.
This book is a beautiful story of a little boy who cant read or write before hen meets the wise and sometimes crazy character Mr.Bell. He meets Hellen keller and other brilliant people who inspire him to learn what he cant do!
Very cute and inspiring!
A really awesome book about the smartest person in the world and about a not-so-smart kid, but is great at math.
A book about one simple equation: imagination+creativity+hard work=invention.
I enjoyed this book. i really liked the story and meaning but, I found myself bored through out most of this book.
Nicely done historical fiction for kids. I went and looked up the 1909 flight of the Silver Dart over Baddeck Bay after reading. Great message, although almost too eager/sincere in its presentation.
O.K. Not really exiting more read it just to finish it.
This historical fiction book is about a boy who was very smart but had trouble reading and writing. Meeting and talking with Mr. Bell (Alexander Graham Bell) changes his whole world.