In Their Own Words-Benjamin Franklin

Written by Peter and Connie Roop

Reviewed by Cole C. (age 8)

This biography is about Ben Franklin and how he grew up to be 84 years old. He had a lot of adventures in his long lived years. He went to England and France quite a few times. He also performed a lot of experiments. He was born in 1706 and died in 1790. He is responsible for a lot of experiments and inventions that we have today.

My favorite part was in chapter 7. It was when Ben performed his kite experiment with his son William. They used a Leyden jar to collect an electrical charge to experiment with later. They tried to get a charge at least two times. They tried it with a key and without a key. The one with the key worked!

I think Ben Franklin was the most interesting character because he did a lot of experiments. Some of the people even copied some of Ben's inventions.

This book made me feel like I was a part of it. The part that I thought I was in was when he performed his kite experiment. The way the authors wrote made me feel like I was right there!

I thought Ben was a cool character. I think kids 9-20 years old would enjoy this book and learn a lot from it.

Cole C. is a student in Mrs. Christy's 3rd Grade Class
2002-2003