ANNA MAH’S new book on EDSON C. HENDRICKS: It’s cool to be clever… Author LEANNE JONES commissioned LA ROSA cover artist’s ‘illustrations of dream-like visions + dynamic gears, illuminating mind of a young inventor, drawn with magic realism’

Published March 1, 2013 by goyodelarosa

About the Author

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.

Read an Excerpt

Download this PDF sampler of the book.
View the trailer for the app:

The PDF eBook edition is priced at $9.99. You can download it and begin reading it immediately:

The iPad app edition is priced at $6.99. You can download it and begin reading it immediately:


To arrange an interview with the author, please contact Leanne directly at


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