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BEN AND ME by Robert Lawson Kirkus Star


A New and Astonishing Life of Benjamin Franklin As Written by His Good Mouse, Amos, Lately Discovered

by Robert Lawson illustrated by Robert Lawson

Age Range: 7 - 12

Pub Date: Oct. 2nd, 1939
ISBN: 978-0-316-51730-0
Publisher: Little, Brown

Hugely entertaining (and enlightening) mouse-eye view of the career of Benjamin Franklin. Nobody but Robert Lawson could have done it successfully -- this re-interpretation of his public and private life, as seen by a mouse who was his friend. And he has made delightful pen and ink illustrations. (Fantasy/historical fiction. 7-12)