Ben Franklin’s Big Splash: The Mostly True Story of His First Invention

by Barb Rosenstock

Illustrations by S. D. Schindler

First Release:

October 2014

ISBN: 9781620914465

A freethinker from a young age, eleven-year-old Benjamin Franklin created his first invention—swim fins—at a time when swimming was rare and considered unhealthy. Author’s note. Time line of Benjamin Franklin’s life. Sources. Source notes. Full-color illustrations done in ink and watercolor.

  • ISBN: 9781620914465
    Format: Print Book
    Edition: Hardcover edition
    Publisher: Calkins Creek
    Page Count: 32
    Dewey Classification: Fic
    Accelerated Reader: Level: 4.4, Points: 0.5
    Lexile: Level: 1070L
    Awards & Honors: NSTA Best STEM Books for Students K -12: 2017
    Genre: Fic
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