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The Lieography of Thomas Edison

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Thomas Edison was inventive, that's true.  The rest of this book is creatively told, very funny fiction (except the last 4 pages, which are interesting facts).

Children, teens, and adults, can enjoy stories about Edison and his good friend Bernie; the brain games they played, their close friendship, and their travels.  And there's more!  

There are amazing things in this book that I never imagined, and parts that made me question the very fabric of reality!  Or was it denim?  I get them mixed up.

This is no tall tale.  (The man was diminutive, as everyone knows.)  So there aren't any claims that he's a giant lumberjack with a blue ox (that's been done).  Every story in this book is original and short.  And I suggest that you buy the book so you will get them right when you try to retell them to friends and family.  It's so much easier to read verbatim!

Well worth having in your personal library!

5/5  Stars

Thanks to the publisher and NetGalley for the amazing preview of this ebook!

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I found this book to be very annoying and confusing.  There was a mix of the truth with lies in this lieography, and even as an adult, it was difficult to tell which was which.  I think it would be even more difficult for children.  While some might find this twisting of the truth a,using, I was not one of them.  Plus I think most kids will just accept it as the truth.
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This was such a cool book! My students really enjoyed reading this and learning new stuff about Thomas Edison. What a fun and entertaining way to introduce these ideas to kiddos. Can't wait to read more from this series.
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This is the third book in the “Lieography” series I’ve read, and my thoughts are pretty much the same as when I read the other books: this is funny and lighthearted, and as a teacher, I can see different ways in which I can have it as a resource in a class. Even though there is a brief biography at the end with “factual facts,” I think that readers should be introduced to Edison and his life before starting the book, or they should have someone guide them as they read, to avoid confusions.
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I thoroughly enjoyed this book. While it is the LIE-ography of Thomas Edison, there were some true tidbits thrown in. It gave a fun twist to learning about a famous inventor and I also think it makes people curious as to what is true and what is false; enough to maybe do their own research. (It did me, at least.) This will definitely be one I’d like for my daughter to read.
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This book is a different take on biographies.  The body of the text tells a fictitious and humorous tale of Edison, with an explanation of a few of his inventions mixed in.  Once the reader has read the Liography, a brief biography is included, to get the reader more interested in Edison.  Readers of funny books, such as Dogman, may appreciate this gentle entrance into non-fiction stories.
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This was a real fun book to read. The book starts off on a silly note, and it only gets wackier as it moves along. It is clear these facts aren’t true, and that is what makes it so funny. At the end, readers get to learn a few real facts about this world famous inventor. Readers of all ages should have a lot of fun reading this book.
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Reading like a biography of Thomas Edison, this "fractured" version mixes a few true details and a lot of nonsensical information.  This series would appeal to readers who enjoy the silliness of Dav Pilkey's Captain Underpants books,  I think students will confuse what is real and what is made up, especially elementary students who this writing seems geared toward. 

I'm not sold on the concept; I get the humor and am sure there will be kids who will love it, but think kids will not be able to determine the facts from all the fiction.
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The cover of this book captivated me. I really think that a Lieography is a witty take on a Biography. The concept is clever and the writing creative. Succinct, and the perfect length for someone not wanting to read a complete biography on Thomas Edison. While there is some factual information on Edison at the end of the book, most of the book is a fictional take on the inventor. I am hopeful that younger readers are not tricked into thinking that the Lies are part of the actual Biography of this larger than life inventor. Fun read!
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The Lieography of Thomas Edison
The Absolutely Untrue, Totally Made Up, 100% Fake Life Story of the World's Greatest Inventor
by Alan Katz
Back of the Book: “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.”
Impressions: This was a silly little book with lots to laugh at but not a great resource for learning. I fear it was all to confusing a concept. Although there were laughs along the short factual information was not enough to spur an educational experience. 
Liked: The language was fun for my son who dislikes reading.
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Alan Katz writes silly books and poems and this series is no exception. None of the information is actually true and the events never happened. There is a very short (factual) biographical section at the end. It has fun illustrations and kids may like it, but it was not my cup of tea.
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I received a copy on Netgalley in return for an honest review!
I enjoyed this book, and the humor in it is silly and fun. I especially liked the many "he invented this but I fooled ya because it was just a pun / it was a trick". 
What I feel like this book was missing was the more personalized narration that e.g. the Lieography of Amelia Earhart has. I feel like this type of narration was a bit duller, and the amount of silliness was therefore much lower than I would want.
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This was a pretty hilarious book.
Though most of the part is made up,some facts are included at the last.
Suitable for older tweens looking for humor and not actual facts.
One time read.

Many thanks to Netgalley the publishers for sending me an e-ARC of this book.👍
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I had really high hopes for this — it’s such a fun concept.  But it didn’t click for me at all, and I’m reluctant to share with my 6-year-old because I think it’s just confusing.  I don’t get what a reader is supposed to take from it, I really don’t.  But the idea is certainly an interesting one.
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