The inventions and inspiration of Benjamin Franklin and how theyÕve stood the test of time
What would you do if you lived in a community without a library, hospital, post office, or fire department? If you were Benjamin Franklin, youÕd set up these organizations yourself. Franklin also designed the lightning rod, suggested the idea of daylight savings time, and invented bifocalsÑall inspired by his common sense and intelligence. In this informative book, Gene Barretta brings Benjamin FranklinÕs genius to life, deepening our appreciation for one of the most influential figures in American history.
Now & Ben is a 2007 Bank Street - Best Children's Book of the Year.