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Now & Ben: The Modern Inventions of Benjamin Franklin

AUTHOR Barretta, Gene
PUBLISHER Turtleback Books (12/23/2008)
PRODUCT TYPE Hardcover (Prebound)

Description
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 saving time, invented bifocals and the odometer--all inspired by his common sense and intelligence.
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ISBN-13: 9780606151450
ISBN-10: 0606151451
Binding: Hardback or Cased Book (Library Binding)
Content Language: English
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Page Count: 40
Carton Quantity: 0
Product Dimensions: 8.90 x 0.40 x 9.80 inches
Weight: 0.80 pound(s)
Feature Codes: Price on Product - Canadian, Ikids, Illustrated
Country of Origin: CN
Subject Information
BISAC Categories
Technology & Engineering | History - United States - Colonial & Revolutionary Periods
Technology & Engineering | Biography & Autobiography - Science & Technology
Technology & Engineering | Technology - How Things Work/Are Made
Grade Level: 1st Grade - 4th Grade
Accelerated Reader:
Reading Level: 5.1
Point Value: 0.5
Interest Level: Lower Grade
Guided Reading Level: Not Applicable
Dewey Decimal: 609.2
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In this informative book, the author brings Benjamin Franklin's genius to life by giving a detailed look at Franklin's many inventions, from the lightning rod to his concept of daylight savings time.
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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 saving time, invented bifocals and the odometer--all inspired by his common sense and intelligence.
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Author: Barretta, Gene
Gene Barretta is the author and illustrator of "Now & Ben: The Modern Inventions of Benjamin Franklin" and "Neo Leo: The Ageless Ideas of Leonardo da Vinci". He is also author and illustrator of "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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