How Ben Franklin Stole
the Lightning


How Ben Franklin Stole the Lightning
by Rosalyn Schanzer

A lively Ben Franklin biography that focuses on his curiosity, experiments, and inventions, particularly his well - known kite experiment, his feeling that electricity is found in lightning, and his invention of the lightning rod to save lives. 

School Library Journal said the book is "Well conceived and crafted... this fresh view is particularly welcome."

This book was a National Council for Social Studies Notable Book for 2004!


Reading Levels

Interest Level:  Gr. 2-4                 DRA Level:  40                   Lexile Measure: 910L
Grade Level Equiv:  4.9              Guided Reading: R


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