Ben and Me: An Astonishing Life of Benjamin Franklin by His Good Mouse Amos by Robert LawsonRobert Downey Jr. Sign in. Amos, a poor church mouse, sets out to find work, since his family of 26 is starving. He's rejected by several places and takes refuge in the run-down print shop of Ben Franklin. Quickly, he gives Ben the ideas for the Franklin stove, bifocal lenses, and the newspaper the Pennsylvania Gazette as Ben's creditors are threatening to shut him down in 24 hours. The paper is an instant hit and Ben prospers.
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“Ben and Me” Literature Unit: Strange Bedfellows
Anthropomorphism is the act of ascribing human characteristics to nonhuman things. For centuries this technique has been used as a literary device. Most notable are the Harry Potter series by J. In his book, Ben and Me , Robert Lawson has taken this age old technique and woven a creative biography of Benjamin Franklin as told by his friend, Amos, a poor church mouse. Before the book is read, introduce the students to the author.
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This page chapter book was originally published in Robert Lawson was born in and was the recipient of both the prestigious Caldecott and Newberry awards. Popper's Penguins.
Ben and Me is a historical novel by Robert Lawson. The main character in the book is a mouse named Amos and Benjamin Franklin. Amos is a mouse that likes to help his family through the devastating times. He also likes to help Ben along the way. Amos is a mouse who is creative, smart, and likes to help his family at hard times. Ben is courageous, experimental, and inventive. The story is about a mouse named Amos.