Ben Franklin and His First Kite

By Stephen Krensky; Bert Dodson (Illustrator)
(Simon Spotlight, Paperback, 9780689849848, 32pp.)

Publication Date: June 1, 2002

Other Editions of This Title: Prebound

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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

Stephen Krensky is the author of more than a hundred books for children, including How Santa Got His Job (an ALA Notable Book) and Big Bad Wolves at School. He and his wife, Joan, live in Lexington, Massachusetts. You can visit him on the Internet at

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