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Publisher's Summary

“Highly recommended for high school and ambitious middle school readers.” (School Library Journal)

"A valuable addition to STEM-themed collections." (VOYA)

An in-depth look into the extraordinary life of the world’s most important entrepreneur, Elon Musk

A fascinating and easily accessible young listeners’ adaptation of Ashlee Vance’s New York Times best-selling Elon Musk: Tesla, SpaceX, and the Quest for a Fantastic Future

The version for adults has been praised as “riveting” (The Financial Times), “spirited” (The Wall Street Journal), and “masterful” (Vice). Now younger listeners can hear about this innovative leader who is revolutionizing three industries at once: space, automotive, and energy.

There are few people in history who could match Elon Musk’s relentless drive and vision. A modern combination of famous inventors and industrialists like Thomas Edison, Henry Ford, and Steve Jobs, Elon is the man behind companies such as SpaceX, Tesla Motors, SolarCity, and PayPal that are transforming the way we live.

With exclusive access to Elon, his family, and his friends, this book traces Elon’s journey from a kid in South Africa to a young man in the United States, his dramatic technical inventions, and his world-changing companies. Elon has sparked new levels of innovation in the world, and this book gives young listeners a detailed but fast-paced look at his story.

A Junior Library Guild Selection!

©2017 Ashlee Vance (P)2017 HarperCollins Publishers

Critic Reviews

“Highly recommended for high school and ambitious middle school readers.” (School Library Journal)

"A valuable addition to STEM-themed collections." (VOYA)

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Awesome book!

I listened to this from start to finish while traveling and time really flew by. The things Elon achieved are awesome, but knowing all he had to go through makes it even more inspiring. The narrator also did a pretty good job, making this book easy to listen to.

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It’s was ok

It’s was ok. my 7th grader read it and said it was not her favorite

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good book

fascinating story, on a very interesting man of our times, although a little bit uncritical