Now and Ben: The Modern Inventions of Benjamin Franklin
Author: Gene Barretta
Published in 2008 by Square Fish
Now and Ben: The Modern Inventions of Benjamin Franklin deepens the appreciation for the many beneficial inventions of Benjamin Franklin by giving a glimpse of what life was like before some of these inventions. This book is a fun way for children to see the impact that his inventions have on the daily lives of people across the world. It discusses his efforts to introduce libraries, fire departments, and postal offices to neighborhoods and communities. It explains his creations of the lightning rod and bifocals. This nonfiction book has great illustrations and explanations to depict Benjamin Franklin’s contributions to society.
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