Now and Ben


Now and Ben: The Modern Inventions of Benjamin Franklin
written & illustrated by Gene Barretta

A fun introduction to the many inventions of Ben Franklin--among them the lightning rod, bifocals, the odometer, and more. Each spread includes a 'Ben' page that shows his original idea and a 'Now' page that shows its modern counterpart.

This book was a National Council for Social Studies Notable Book in 2007!


Reading Levels

Interest Level: Gr. 2-5                DRA Level:  40                   Lexile Measure: 910L
Grade Level Equiv: 4.2             Guided Reading: R


See Inside This Book

Below are sample spreads from inside this book.  To see larger versions of these spreads, simply click on the images or click here.



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