Bring a real-life historic figure to your school." A Visit With
Thomas Alva Edison" affords your students the opportunity to
meet, see and hear the greatest inventor of all times. The
Wizard of Menlo Park. Mr. Edison talks about his life, his
childhood, his family, his adventures, and his many, many
inventions, all at a level that can be understood and
appreciated by even the youngest student.
Thomas Edison will captivate your young audience with tales
and his magic; through the use of Magic Effects, this Thomas
Edison is truly the Wizard of Menlo Park. He will sing a song,
and explain his inventions : the incandescent light bulb, the
phonograph, and the motion picture. Presented in a way that
will entertain every member of your audience, this program is
carefully produced and directed to make the fullest impact on
the young student. A real - life visit with a historical figure,
this program is an educational, entertaining, and dramatic delight.
Versions for grades K - 3, 4 - 6, and K - 6
Bob Conrad is the author/ illustrator of "Bob Conrad's Great Americans".
You too can have results like this!
"Everyone at our school enjoyed your show "A Visit with Thomas Alva
Edison" . All were impressed by the wondrous presentation of facts and
trivia of the Wizard of Menlo Park . We are looking forward to seeing you
again next year.
Once again, thanks for a really great show!"
Lynne Beckmeyer, Librarian, St. Helena's School, Edison, NJ
"Bob Conrad has done many of his historical shows over the last five years
here at Brentwood Public Library, I recommend him highly. Bob's
performances are wonderful. He engages the children by making the shows
entertaining, educational, interactive, funny, and amazing with his magical
illusions and ventriloquism.
Adele Bennett, History Youth Librarian, Brentwood, NY Public Library
"The boys and girls of school number seven thoroughly enjoyed "A Visit
with Thomas Alva Edison". As " Mr. Edison" addressed our assembly, he
offered an interesting and educational form of entertainment, to which
each student responded with attention and delight.
Thank you very much for an excellent program."
Mrs. Marilyn Hawthorne, Principal, School # 7, Belleville, NJ
"I want to thank you on behalf of the students of school # 3 for your
excellent program on Thomas Edison.
You were entertaining - - but what I think was most important - -
educational. We all felt that Thomas Edison was in our All Purpose Room
on Friday morning."
John Caputo, Principal, School #3, Fort Lee, NJ
"Your presentation of "A Visit with thomas Alva Edison" was excellent. You
really brought Thomas Edison alive for us. Some students wanted to know
if you were the real Thomas Edison! Your props, historical background and
costume were superb. The show was a real treat for students and staff.
Thank you for making National Library Week a special time for the
Lindenhurst Middle School."
Elizabeth Wood, Librarian, Lindenhurst Middle School, Lindenhurst,NY
"On behalf of our school I would like to thank you for the fine performance
given on March 4th.
Your presentation was very educational, informative, entertaining and
conducted in a professional manner. It was a pleasure having you at our
school. Both faculty and students enjoyed it."
Joseph Polinik, Assitant Principal, Thomas A. Edison School, Union City,
A Visit With Thomas Alva Edison
Bob Conrad as Thomas Alva Edison with
his most famous invention the
Mr. Edison with his invention the phonograph.
Bob Conrad is the author and illustrator of
"Bob Conrad's Great Americans" which
tells the life story of several great
Americans including Thomas Alva
Edison. The research that went into that
book is the basis of this program.