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Mesmerized: How Ben Franklin Solved a Mystery that Baffled All of France

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Mesmerized: How Ben Franklin Solved a Mystery that Baffled All of France by Rockliff Mara
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Description

Discover how Benjamin Franklin's scientific method challenged a certain Dr. Mesmer's mysterious powers in a whimsical look at a true moment in history. The day Ben Franklin first set foot in Paris, France, he found the city all abuzz. Everyone was talking about something new--remarkable, thrilling, and strange. Something called . . . Science! But soon the straightforward American inventor Benjamin Franklin is upstaged by a compelling and enigmatic figure: Dr. Mesmer. In elaborately staged shows, Mesmer, wearing a fancy coat of purple silk and carrying an iron wand, convinces the people of Paris that he controls a magic force that can make water taste like a hundred different things, cure illness, and control thoughts! But Ben Franklin is not convinced. Will his practical approach of observing, hypothesizing, and testing get to the bottom of the mysterious Mesmer's tricks? A rip-roaring, lavishly illustrated peek into a fascinating moment in history shows the development and practice of the scientific method--and reveals the amazing power of the human mind.

Author Biography

Mara Rockliff is the author of many books for children, including The Busiest Street in Town and Me and Momma and Big John, winner of a Golden Kite Award. Mara Rockliff lives in eastern Pennsylvania with her family. Iacopo Bruno is an illustrator and graphic designer living in Milan, Italy.
Release date NZ
February 1st, 2015
Audience
  • Children / Juvenile
Country of Publication
United States
Illustrations
Illustrations, unspecified
Imprint
Candlewick Press,U.S.
Pages
48
Dimensions
280x243x10
ISBN-13
9780763663513
Product ID
22654624

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