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Item - The Amazing Ben Franklin

(Regular edition)
(Book club edition, second printing)
(Book club edition, second printing)
(Book club edition, second printing)
(Book club edition, second printing)

Combined Summary

Series: Time Traveler — no. 4
Translated Into: El sorprendente Ben Franklin (Spanish)
Author: Lerangis, Peter
Illustrators: Fastner, Steve (cover)
Ortiz, José (interior)
Date: May, 1987 (Regular edition)
ISBNs: 0553155040 / 9780553155044
055316757X / 9780553167573 (Book club edition, second printing)
Length: 80 pages (plus instructions and data)
Number of Endings: 1
User Summary: You must meet Ben Franklin and learn the details of his famous kite experiment.
Demian's Thoughts:

Interestingly enough, this book manages to avoid exactly the problems I complained about when reviewing the previous one. It is about Ben Franklin, so it makes a real effort to make him an interesting character. As a result, it's both fun and engaging, with each encounter with Franklin being different and surprising. It also helps that the goal of finding out details about Franklin's experiment makes the mission interesting even though the subject matter is familiar, and since the writing isn't at all condescending, the book feels is if it's a slightly shorter entry in the Time Machine series. This is easily the best book in the series up to this point, and it's a quick and pleasant read.

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Known Editions

Regular edition
Book club edition, second printing

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