Tuesday, January 26, 2016

Mesmerized: How Ben Franklin solved a Mystery that Baffled all of France




Mesmerized: How Ben Franklin Solved a Mystery that Baffled all of France
Written by Mara Rockliff
Illustrated by Iacopo Bruno
Candlewick Press, 2015. Informational Picture Book.

While traveling abroad, Benjamin Franklin stumbles onto a very great mystery that has all of France talking; a man named Dr. Mesmer, who "seems to make the impossible come true." This is the real story of how Benjamin Franklin used his brains (and the scientific method) to figure out the mystery of Dr. Mesmer's magic. This fun and educational book is engagingly written and beautifully illustrated. Young readers will not be able to turn the pages fast enough as they desperately want to learn more about how Franklin solved this very entertaining  historical mystery.

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