Ben and Me

An Astonishing Life of Benjamin Franklin by His Good Mouse Amos


By Robert Lawson

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This classic tale from Newbery- and Caldecott-winning author and illustrator Robert Lawson tells the story of a little mouse—and his good friend, American icon Ben Franklin.
Did you ever wonder where inventors get their ideas? Benjamin Franklin is one of the most famous inventors in American history, and according to this amusing book, he got most of his ideas—the good ones at any rate—from a mouse!
Funny, interesting, and wise, Ben and Me is a timeless American story that has been read by generations of young people. Once you've met Amos the mouse, you'll always remember Benjamin Franklin a little differently than the history books do.
This beautiful edition of award-winning author Robert Lawson's well-loved tale features bonus material, including a map of Ben Franklin’s travels!


On Sale
Apr 30, 1988
Page Count
114 pages

Robert Lawson

About the Author

Robert Lawson (1892-1957) was an award-winning storyteller who wrote and illustrated more than fifty books for children. The first author-illustrator to win both the Newbery and Caldecott medals, he is best known for Ben and Me, Mr. Revere and I, Rabbit Hill, and They Were Strong and Good. His last completed work was The Big Wheel.

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