Ben Franklin and His First Kite

Ben Franklin and His First Kite

By Stephen Krensky; National Geographic Learning; Bert Dodson (Illustrator)

Simon Spotlight, Paperback, 9780689849848, 32pp.

Publication Date: June 1, 2002

Description

Ten-year-old Ben Franklin finds working in his father's candle shop boring -- he'd much rather be doing experiments. He can't wait to try out his latest idea. With nothing but a simple kite, can Ben get across the pond -- without swimming a single stroke?



About the Author
A versatile author of over 50 books for children--including the bestselling How Santa Got His Job--Stephen Krensky writes everything from picture books to novels, fantasy to realism, fiction to nonfiction. Being able to try so many different kinds of books has helped me stay enthusiastic about every book I write, he explains. Krensky lives in Lexington, Massachusetts, with his family. www.stephenkrensky.com.



Bert Dodson is the author and illustrator of the best-selling learn-to-draw classic Keys to Drawing as well as the illustrator of over 80 children's books including a previous one with Willem Lang. He has also co-written The Way Life Works with noted biologist Mahlon Hoagland. He lives in Bradford, Vermont. .