Now and Ben: The Modern Inventions of Benjamin Franklin

Now and Ben: The Modern Inventions of Benjamin Franklin

by Gene Barretta
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Now and Ben: The Modern Inventions of Benjamin Franklin by Gene Barretta

The inventions and inspiration of Benjamin Franklin and how they've stood the test of time

What would you do if you lived in a community without a library, hospital, post office, or fire department? If you were Benjamin Franklin, you'd set up these organizations yourself. Franklin also designed the lightning rod, suggested the idea of daylight savings time, and invented bifocals-all inspired by his common sense and intelligence. In this informative book, Gene Barretta brings Benjamin Franklin's genius to life, deepening our appreciation for one of the most influential figures in American history.

Now & Ben is a 2007 Bank Street - Best Children's Book of the Year.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9780312535698
Publisher: Square Fish
Publication date: 12/23/2008
Edition description: Reprint
Pages: 40
Sales rank: 89,910
Product dimensions: 8.98(w) x 9.92(h) x 0.17(d)
Lexile: 910L (what's this?)
Age Range: 5 - 9 Years

About the Author

Gene Barretta is the author and illustrator of Neo Leo: The Ageless Ideas of Leonardo da Vinci, and Dear Deer, which was a Notable Children's Book in the Language Arts and listed on the Parenting Magazine Mom-Tested Books of the Year List. He holds a B.F.A. in Film Studies from New York University, and has worked for many years in film and television production. He lives in Wynnewood, Pennsylvania, with his wife and son.

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Now and Ben: The Modern Inventions of Benjamin Franklin 3.4 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 5 reviews.
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This book is a well written,informative beautifully illustrated book about all the amazing things Ben Franklin did through out his life. Not only did Benjamin Franklin start the first fire department, post office,and hospital he was also a great inventor. The invention of the lightning rod help prevent many fires. An interesting fact about Benjamin Franklin is that he never patented his inventions. He believed that any one should be able to change them or improve them. Gary Dominicus