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Now & Ben: The Modern Inventions of Benjamin Franklin

Written & illustrated by Gene Barretta
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Dec 23, 2008
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What would you do if you lived in a community without a library, hospital, post office, or fire department? If you were Benjamin Franklin, you’d set up these organizations yourself. Franklin also designed the lightning rod, suggested the idea of daylight savings time, and invented bifocals-all inspired by his common sense and intelligence. In this informative book, Gene Barretta brings Benjamin Franklin’s genius to life, deepening our appreciation for one of the most influential figures in American history.

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Gene Barretta

Gene Barretta is an award-winning author and illustrator of children’s books. Among his honors are the Carolyn W. Field Award and the Bank Street Cook Prize Honor. His books include Lincoln and Kennedy: A Pair to Compare, Now & Ben: The Modern Inventions of Benjamin Franklin, and Dear Deer: A Book of Homophones. Gene has contributed illustration and animation to Sesame Street and Between the Lions. He has also designed characters for the Jim Henson Company. He lives in Bryn Mawr, PA. You can visit him online at www.genebarretta.com.

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ISBN:
9780312535698
Publication Date:
December 23, 2008
ASIN/ISBN 10:
0312535694

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