About Author Leanne Jones and The "Forever Battery" Invention

Author LEANNE JONES is a private investigator living in Victoria, British Columbia, Canada. During a recent summer vacation to the beautiful country of Croatia, she was inspired by the many famous inventors who came from that small country. A story idea began to form.

As a schoolteacher prior to being a P.I., Leanne noticed children could be encouraged toward one of the highest forms of intellectual expression which is invention. She also observed that while children find friends through play, playfulness also strengthens creativity.

Europe was on the forefront of the search for clean energy solutions and once back in Canada, Leanne became aware that local innovations were rapidly moving in the same direction. BC-based Harbour Air had just become the first airline in the world to successfully test a commercial all-electric float plane. This contributed to her idea for this story about a battery that could never die. If fantasy could become fact, it would make electric vehicles safer and more efficient. This book aims to inspire young inventors everywhere.

THE ILLUSTRATORS
The main illustrations are by Andrew A. Currie, an accomplished storyboard artist and illustrator who lives in Vancouver, BC. His strong sense of narrative and composition are clearly seen in all his works ranging from fine art to commercial illustration. See acartworks.com
The illustration of dream-like fairies encircling the young Rhys napping under his favourite tree conveys the protection he feels, and reveals the subtle artistry of Marjorie Poole's drawings.
The illustration of dream-like visions -- illuminating the mind of a young inventor -- was drawn with magic realism by Victoria-based Anna Mah.


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The "Forever Battery" Invention: Examining the Inventive Mind, What If There Was a Battery That Could Never Die? - casebound

The ebook edition is priced at $3.45. You can download it and begin reading it immediately: https://www.smashwords.com/books/view/1044874.



About the Author of "COOL TO BE CLEVER"

Leanne Jones
Author LEANNE JONES is a private investigator living in Victoria, British Columbia, Canada. At one time, when she was a school teacher, she noticed that children of genius need as much encouragement as anyone else. She became interested in Edson Hendricks's story because of his key role in the greatest invention in the world today. Leanne hopes the book and app will inspire others who have important ideas that should always be encouraged.

The illustrations of dream-like visions and dynamic gears -- illuminating the mind of a young inventor -- were drawn with magic realism by Anna Mah.


About The Book and iPad App

It's Cool To Be Clever: The story of Edson C. Hendricks, the genius who invented the design for the Internet

IT'S COOL TO BE CLEVER tells the true story of an inquisitive boy in the 1950s who doesn't fit in at school. Edson Hendricks is bullied because he is so smart (people accuse him of getting answers from his father who is the principal) and has red hair. He finds comfort in an imaginary world where he has machine parts, and no internal organs or emotions.

Years later, Edson's strange capacity to think like a machine helps him create a new way for computers to communicate. His "connectionless" network design paves the way for today's Internet.


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The PDF eBook edition is priced at $9.99. You can download it and begin reading it immediately: http://www.lulu.com/product/ebook/its-cool-to-be-clever-the-story-of-edson-c-hendricks-the-genius-who-invented-the-design-for-the-internet/15982152.


The iPad app edition is priced at $6.99. You can download it and begin reading it immediately: http://bit.ly/CoolToBeClever.


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