Ben and Me

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Ben and Me: An Astonishing Life of Benjamin Franklin by His Good Mouse Amos
Author: Fritz, Jean
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Time Period: Age of Revolutions
Time Frame: 1706-1790
Geographic Area: North America
Country: United States
Topics: Benjamin Franklin
Genre: Fiction
Reading Age: Middle Grade
Format: Picture Book
Published: 1988

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Ever wonder where inventors get their ideas? As it turns out, the great inventor Benjamin Franklin got his best ideas from a mouse named Amos! Funny, interesting and wise, this classic tale has been a favorite for generations. Once you've met Amos and read his account, you'll never think of Ben Franklin-or American history-quite the same way.

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Did you ever wonder where inventors get their ideas? Benjamin Franklin was one of the most famous inventors in American history, and according to this amusing book, he got most of his ideas--the good ones at any rate--from a mouse! Funny, interesting and wise, Ben and Me is a classic American story that has been read by generations of young people. Once you've met Amos the mouse, you'll always remember Benjamin Franklin a little differently than the history books do.

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