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How Ben Franklin Solved a Mystery that Baffled All of France

author: Mara Rockliff
illustrator: Iacopo Bruno

When American inventor Benjamin Franklin arrives in Paris, he is upstaged by a compelling and enigmatic figure: Dr. Mesmer. In elaborately staged shows, Mesmer has Parisians believing he can control a magic force that changes the taste of water, cures illness, and controls thoughts! Can Ben Franklinís approach of observing, hypothesizing, and testing get to the bottom of Mesmerís tricks? A rip-roaring, lavishly illustrated peek into a fascinating moment in history shows the development of the scientific method ó and reveals the amazing power of the human mind.

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$7.99 / $0.00
1536220582 /  9781536220582
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Non-Fiction - Picture Book / EBook
age range:
6 yrs - 9 yrs
# of pages/size:
48 / N/A
grade range:
Grade 1 - Grade 4
Juvenile Fiction; History; Social Science;
author’s comments:
Mara Rockliff is the author of many books for children, including The Busiest Street in Town and Me and Momma and Big John, winner of a Golden Kite Award. Mara Rockliff lives in eastern Pennsylvania with her family.
illustrator’s comments:
Iacopo Bruno is an illustrator and graphic designer living in Milan, Italy.
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