Who was Ben Franklin?

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Grosset & Dunlap, Feb 18, 2002 - Juvenile Nonfiction - 105 pages
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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 powers! Full of all the details kids will want to know, the true story of Benjamin Franklin is by turns sad and funny, but always honest and awe-inspiring.

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User Review  - dms02 - LibraryThing

Great read aloud chapter book style biography for kids (there is a whole series of these). My 5 year old wanted to know about an American inventor so we picked this up. It made for a great read aloud ... Read full review

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User Review  - rachelonishi - LibraryThing

This book told the life of Ben Franklin from from birth to death. All aspects of his life were included (personal, political, as an inventor, scientist, publisher). One of the main goals of the book ... Read full review


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Dennis Brindell Fradin is the author of many books for young readers, including the well-received SAMUEL ADAMS: THE FATHER OF AMERICAN INDEPENDENCE and, with coauthor and wife Judith Bloom Fradin, IDA B. WELLS: MOTHER OF THE CIVIL RIGHTS MOVEMENT. He lives in Evanston, Illinois.