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Now & Ben

The Modern Inventions of Benjamin Franklin
Barretta, Gene (Book - 2006)
Now & Ben
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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.
Authors: Barretta, Gene
Title: Now & Ben
the modern inventions of Benjamin Franklin
Publisher: New York : Henry Holt and Co., 2006
Edition: 1st ed
Characteristics: 1 v. (unpaged) :,col. ill. ;,26 cm
Statement of Responsibility: by Gene Barretta
ISBN: 9780805079173
0805079173
Branch Call Number: j 609 B274n 2006 Beginning Facts
Bibliography: Includes bibliographical references and index
Subject Headings: Inventors United States Juvenile literature Inventions United States History Juvenile literature Franklin, Benjamin, 1706-1790 Juvenile literature
Topical Term: Inventors
Inventions
LCCN: 2005012491
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Franklin designed the lightning rod, suggested the idea of daylight savings time, and invented bifocals-all inspired by his common sense and intelligence.


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