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Schanzer, Rosalyn.
New York : HarperCollins, 2003.
IL 3-6, RL 5.4
ISBN 0688169945
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The Top 10 Reasons Why You Need to Know Benjamin Franklin:

10.He fought pollution when slaughterhouses polluted the rivers.

9.He wrote an almanac to help farmers and other people each year.

8.He knew Vitamin C was good for your health.Eat those oranges and grapefruits.

7.He made a better wood stove to heat houses.

6.He was the first wind-surfer.He used a kite!

5.He invented bifocal eyeglass lenses.

4.He began the first postal delivery service in our country.

3.He began the first free, lending library.

2.He helped write the Declaration of Independence.

1.He really stole lightning from the sky.

Rosalyn Schanzer’s book, How Ben Franklin Stole the Lightning, explains how these things can be true and why lightning needed to be tamed.This amazing man still affects our lives today.If you are curious and like helping people by inventing a better method for anything you will want to know more about Benjamin Franklin.His ideas help us today and are still important more than 200 years after his death.  Oklahoma Sequoyah Children’s Book Award nominee, 2005-2006

SUBJECTS:     Franklin, Benjamin, 1706-1790.
                        Lightning -- Experiments -- History.


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