Ben Franklin's big splash: the mostly true story of his first invention

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Calkins Creek, an imprint of Highlights,
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First edition.
Every inventor has to start somewhere, and one of the greatest innovators in our history was no exception. Ben Franklin developed his first invention while doing what he loved best: swimming! Ben's Big Splash is the story of Franklin's first invention, his journey through the scientific method, and the surprising successes that result when you're willing to make mistakes. Barb Rosenstock's rhythmic, whimsical style is the perfect complement to S. D. Schindler's pen and ink and watercolor illustrations. Together they recreate history in an engaging and unique way. Both author and illustrator worked closely with Franklin experts, and the book includes Franklin quotes, an extensive author's note, timeline, and bibliography.
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Grouping Title ben franklin s big splash the mostly true story of his first invention
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Last Grouping Update 2018-09-23 00:10:00AM
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author Rosenstock, Barb.
author2-role Schindler, S. D,illustrator.
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display_description "Ben Franklin loved to swim and, at the age of eleven, he was determined to swim like a fish--fins and all. This ... account of young Ben's earliest invention follows the budding scientist's journey as he tests and retests his swim fins. That first big splash led Ben to even more innovations and inventions. Includes Franklin quotes, a timeline, bibliography, and source notes"
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subject_facet Biographical fiction, Juvenile, Franklin, Benjamin, -- 1706-1790 -- Juvenile fiction, Inventions -- Juvenile fiction, Inventors -- Juvenile fiction, Swimming -- Juvenile fiction
title_display Ben Franklin's big splash : the mostly true story of his first invention
title_full Ben Franklin's big splash : the mostly true story of his first invention / Barb Rosenstock ; illustrated by S. D. Schindler
title_short Ben Franklin's big splash :
title_sub the mostly true story of his first invention
topic_facet Biographical fiction, Juvenile, Franklin, Benjamin, Inventions, Inventors, Swimming