Now & Ben

Now & Ben

The Modern Inventions of Benjamin Franklin

Book - 2006
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Presents the life and accomplishments of Benjamin Franklin, one of the nation's most beloved figures, credited with introducing bifocals, daylight savings time, lightning rods, and the establishment of post offices.

McMillan Palgrave

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.


Biography and history come to life in this celebration of the inventions and ideas of Benjamin Franklin and how they've stood the test of time.

Baker
& Taylor

From bifocals and daylight savings time to post offices and lightning rods, the incredible inventions and ingenuity of Benjamin Franklin are presented in this informative celebration of one of the nation's most beloved figures.

Publisher: New York : Henry Holt and Co., 2006
Edition: First edition
ISBN: 9780805079173
0805079173
Branch Call Number: Juv 609.2 B271
Characteristics: 1 volume (unpaged) : color illustrations ; 26 cm

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green_dog_5825 Jul 09, 2014

I liked how he invented flippers for diving under water and for inventing electricity..

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