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What's the big idea, Ben Franklin?

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What's the big idea, Ben Franklin?
by Jean Fritz

A fun historic tale by Newbery Honor-winning author, Jean Fritz!

No matter how busy he was, Ben Franklin always found time to try out new ideas: a remote-control lock (so he could lock his door without getting out of bed), a rocking chair with a fan over it (to keep flies away), and a windmill (to turn his roast meat on its spit). Aside from being a mad of ideas, he was an ambassador to England, a printer, an almanac maker, a politician, and even a vegetarian (for a time, anyway).

"This biography is distinguished by its humanizing detail [and] amusing tone." - School Library Journal


Interest Level:   2nd grade     3rd grade     4th grade     5th grade

Book Type:    chapter book

Related Lists:   colonial times      biographies      history

Reading Level:   Guided Reading Level O      DRA Level 34

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