Mesmerized: How Ben Franklin Solved a Mystery that Baffled All of France

Mesmerized: How Ben Franklin Solved a Mystery that Baffled All of France

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Overview

“Together, Rockliff and Bruno make the scientific method seem exciting, and kids interested in science and history will likely be, well, mesmerized.” — Booklist (starred review)

When American inventor Benjamin Franklin arrives in Paris, he is upstaged by a compelling and enigmatic figure: Dr. Mesmer. In elaborately staged shows, Mesmer has Parisians believing he can control a magic force that changes the taste of water, cures illness, and controls thoughts! Can Ben Franklin’s approach of observing, hypothesizing, and testing get to the bottom of Mesmer’s tricks? A rip-roaring, lavishly illustrated peek into a fascinating moment in history shows the development of the scientific method — and reveals the amazing power of the human mind.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9780763695156
Publisher: Candlewick Press
Publication date: 09/12/2017
Edition description: Reprint
Pages: 48
Sales rank: 140,994
Product dimensions: 9.50(w) x 10.69(h) x 0.20(d)
Age Range: 6 - 9 Years

About the Author

Mara Rockliff is the author of many books for children, including The Busiest Street in Town and Me and Momma and Big John, winner of a Golden Kite Award. Mara Rockliff lives in eastern Pennsylvania with her family.

Iacopo Bruno is an illustrator and graphic designer living in Milan, Italy.

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