Ben and Me
According to Amos the mouse, he was the one who helped Benjamin Franklin accomplish all of his great deeds! All along, he sat up in Ben's fur cap, dictating, advising, and observing. Amos walks us through inventions such as the Franklin Stove, electricity, and the lightning rod. We also see the onset of the Revolutionary War, where Franklin travels to France to ask for their financial support. There, Amos attends many dinners, negotiations, and meetings, while working on a revolution of his own. He meets Sophie, an aristo-rat, and learns that her seven children are locked up in a cell and her husband was banished to the U.S. Amos knows he must help, so he calls upon Thomas Jefferson's rat, Red, and some troops of his own, which culminates into quite a spectacle on the night of a fancy ball at the French Court. Be braced for funny moments in Ben and Amos's experiments with electricity, Ben's swim, and the conspiracy of the Declaration of Independence - I bet you didn't know that the words were stolen from mice! This a fun, light-hearted way to learn some of our nation's history through the eyes of a furry friend. By Robert Lawson.
Category Description for Ben and Me
The βmeβ in this story is a mouse, and through his eyes we get a historically accurate β and often humorous - view of the life and times of Benjamin Franklin.