Ben and Me by Robert Lawson (1939)

“For many years I was [Ben Franklin’s] closest friend and adviser and, if I do say it, was in great part responsible for his success and fame. Not that I wish to claim too much: I simply hope to see justice done, credit given where credit is due, and that’s to me — mostly.”

ben.jpgMeet Amos, a clever mouse who has written a teeny-tiny memoir of his life with Mr. Franklin.  Have you ever wondered how the Franklin Stove was invented?  What prompted Ben to write Poor Richard’s Almanac?  Or why he flew a kite in a storm?  You’ll discover the (mostly true) answers to all of these questions and more!

Ben and Me was written and illustrated by Robert Lawson and it will have you laughing out loud while you turn page after page.  What a fun way to learn a bit of American History.

You’ll want to make certain your young reader knows this is a work of fiction!  That may seem obvious to adults, but possibly not to children.

Early grade reading level, 114 pages, Published in 1939.



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