Who Was Ben Franklin?

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Who Was Ben Franklin?

By Dennis Brindell Fradin; Dennis Brindell Fradin; John O'Brien (Illustrator)

Grosset & Dunlap, Paperback, 9780448424958, 112pp.

Publication Date: February 18, 2002


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.

About the Author
The author of more than 225 children's and young adult non-fiction books, DennisBrindell Fradinwas 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, readableprose for young people. A born storyteller, the decade he spent as a second-grade teacher helped him perfecthis fluid style of writing for children."