How Ben Franklin Stole the Lightning
November 12, 2003
About This Video
Run time: 59 minutes
Ms. Schanzer talked about her How Ben Franklin Stole the Lightning], published by HarperCollins. It is a picture-book overview of Benjamin Franklin's various inventions and scientific experiments, focusing on his discovery of lightning's electric power. The book summarizes many of Franklin's achievements as inventor, statesman, author, entrepreneur, activist, community leader and musician-with artwork in colored dyes and ink line depicting an ebullient Franklin.