Who Was Ben Franklin?

Who Was Ben Franklin?

by Dennis Brindell Fradin, John O'Brien

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Overview

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.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9780756915896
Publisher: Penguin Publishing Group
Publication date: 02/28/2002
Series: Penguin Who Was...Series
Pages: 12
Sales rank: 291,095
Product dimensions: 5.30(w) x 7.60(h) x 0.30(d)
Age Range: 8 - 12 Years

About the Author

The author of more than 225 children's and young adult non-fiction books, Dennis Brindell Fradin was the winner of many awards, including the Flora Steiglitz Straus best non-fiction book of the year, two Carter Woodson awards, a Golden Kite honor plaque, and three Society of Midland Authors Best Book prizes, Dennis prided himself on writing graceful, readable prose for young people.  A born storyteller, the decade he spent as a second-grade teacher helped him perfect his fluid style of writing for children.

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