What's the Big Idea, Ben Franklin?
by Fritz, Jean

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ISBN-10:   0698113721
ISBN-13:   9780698113725
Publisher:   Penguin
Category:   Biographies
Pub. Date:   May 1996
Pages:   48
Format:   Paperback
Ages:   8-11
Grades:   3 to 6

No matter how busy he was, Ben Franklin always found time to try out new ideas. Such as a remote-control lock (so he could stay in bed and lock his door), a rocking chair (which powered a fan), and a windmill (to turn his meat roaster). Aside from being a man of ideas, he was an ambassador to England, a printer, an almanac maker, a politician, and even a vegetarian (for a time


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