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  • Paperback: 112 pages
  • Publisher: Grosset & Dunlap (Feb. 2002)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 0448424959
  • ISBN-13: 978-0448424958
  • Product Dimensions: 13.3 x 0.6 x 19.4 cm
  • Average Customer Review: 4.5 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (2 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: 466,233 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

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Ben Franklin was the scientist who, with the help of a kite, discovered that lightning is electricity. He was also a statesman, an inventor, a printer, and an author-a man of such amazingly varied talents that some people claimed he had magical power

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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful By Sabine Christodoulou on 1 Sept. 2013
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This little book provides easy access to the topic. It is written in fairly simple style, ideal for children, but full of information interesting to any age group. I liked the practical and humorous way Franklin's amazing inventions were explained, with drawings that made for instance the Franklin stove or the first battery memorable and easy to understand.
The book is too short not to cut corners in some aspects, but is highly recommendable to anybody who is interested in the life of this amazing inventor, linguist, scientist, statesman - the list goes on!
I certainly enjoyed reading it.
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By Dr. Zach Levey on 10 Aug. 2014
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This entire series is excellent - a wonderful gateway-to-history for children.
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Terrific! 3 May 2003
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I bought this book for my students reading about the American Colonies and Revolution. I didn't feel that I knew enough about Ben Franklin and needed to learn more. My students were facinated about him because he was an inventor and did the experiment with the key and the kite to learn about electricity. I learned so much from this book that I had never known before and the readabilty level is perfect for my students. I can't wait to share this book with them!
10 of 10 people found the following review helpful
Great fun! 2 Feb. 2007
By homeschool mum 2 four - Published on Amazon.com
Format: Paperback
I read this book to my kids and they were completely engaged from cover to cover. Wonderful information is packed into this entertaining book with great illustrations. This book inspired several discussions and projects in our house and we all agree it is a must have for any home library.
6 of 6 people found the following review helpful
Great book. :) 22 July 2010
By Sara Casey - Published on Amazon.com
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We ordered several Ben Franklin books for my niece's 4th grade project, but this one was her favorite and the only one she really needed. It has tons of info and is written in a way that's interesting for kids. Cute pictures, etc.
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Great subject for a children book. 24 Mar. 2007
By momoftwosofar - Published on Amazon.com
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Great subject for a children book. I got this series of books for my daughter and she really enjoyes reading them. Great read and educational too.
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Fifth Grade Teacher 4 Sept. 2008
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I have a half class set of this book, along with others in the series. I use this as a class assigned book, and have found it to be an excellent way to start the year. The writing is engaging, entertaining and informative. We end each week's reading with a corner book talk which always proves lively and fun.
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