Power lines that line every street; the outlets in every room; the circuit breaker...electricity is everywhere, but how does it work? How is it all connected? This fabulous book explains precisely that with mixed-media illustrations and explanations that are easy enough for an elementary school student to understand. Beginning at the power plant, we learn how electricity is created with turbines, threaded along our power lines and finally brought into our houses. Giving both the bigger and smaller pictures, Wired gives us cut-away, labeled views of exactly how power is distributed along the power lines (showing why three lines are necessary), how electricity is in the walls of houses, why the circuit breaker works the way it does and much more. A great, intriguing look at the electricity we use every day. 32 pages with glossary and index. Softcover.