How Ben Franklin Stole the Lightning (Hardcover)

By Rosalyn Schanzer, Rosalyn Schanzer (Illustrator)

HarperCollins, 9780688169930, 40pp.

Publication Date: December 24, 2002



Ben Franklin was the most famous American in the entire world during colonial times. No wonder After all, the man could do just about anything. Why, he was an author and an athlete and a patriot and a scientist and an inventor to boot. He even found a way to steal the lightning right out of the sky.

Is such a thing possible? Is it. Take a look inside and find Ben busy at work on every spread. Then find out how he used his discovery about lightning to make people's lives safer.

In an inventive way, Rosalyn Schanzer brings us a brilliant and ever-curious American original.

Praise For How Ben Franklin Stole the Lightning

“Well conceived and crafted, this fresh view is particularly welcome.....Enjoyable reading fare.”
-School Library Journal

“Schanzer’s lively writing and drawing style again make history come alive…exhilirating!”
-Publishers Weekly (starred review)

“Exceptionally engaging”
-Washington Post