How Ben Franklin Solved A Mystery That Baffled All of France

Book - 2015
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A whimsical depiction of a true moment in history describes how the innovative American Founding Father used the scientific method to discern the practices of a famous Parisian magician.
Publisher: Somerville, Massachusetts : Candlewick Press, 2015.
Edition: First edition.
ISBN: 9780763663513
Branch Call Number: JBIO FRANKLIN
Characteristics: 45 pages : color illustrations ; 25 x 28 cm.
Additional Contributors: Bruno, Iacopo


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May 01, 2017

AR Reading Level- 5.2
When Ben Franklin discovers that a new and fascinating doctor is curing illnesses and controlling thoughts in France, he investigates this “mesmerizing” mystery. Dr. Mesmer seemingly controls his patients’ minds with the use of an iron wand. Ben Franklin uses the scientific method to observe, hypothesize, and test this phenomenon and discover the truth behind the magic. This book of funny illustrations and fanciful typography exposes an important moment in the history of science. The story is fun to read and also helpful to anyone interested in learning more about Ben Franklin or the scientific method.


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