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Franklin's apprentice

Author: Laurie Brooks
Publisher: New York : Dramatists Play Service, ©2005.
Edition/Format:   Print book : Drama : English
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"Conflict, comedy and dazzling special effects highlight this tale of an American hero's struggle to tame heaven's own power--electricity. Long before the Declaration of Independence, Ben Franklin was a scientist obsessed with the mastery of "electrical fire" in the face of opposition from church and family. When he rescues a wounded boy from a cruel apprenticeship, the boy in turn teaches Franklin the secrets of  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Drama
Named Person: Benjamin Franklin; Benjamin Franklin
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Laurie Brooks
ISBN: 0822220695 9780822220695
OCLC Number: 63112634
Description: 48 pages ; 20 cm
Responsibility: by Laurie Brooks.

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"Conflict, comedy and dazzling special effects highlight this tale of an American hero's struggle to tame heaven's own power--electricity. Long before the Declaration of Independence, Ben Franklin was a scientist obsessed with the mastery of "electrical fire" in the face of opposition from church and family. When he rescues a wounded boy from a cruel apprenticeship, the boy in turn teaches Franklin the secrets of "the giant," and together they confront ignorance with courage and the power of a questioning mind. William, Franklin's conservative son, sides with the local clergy who declare that redirecting lightning is "interfering with God's plan." But Franklin, his young apprentice and his daughter, Sally, set out to prove that lightning can be harnessed to protect the people of Philadelphia. "Resolve to perform what you ought; perform without fail what you resolve." Blending historical fiction with contemporary resonance, this thrilling play for families culminates on a stormy night with the crack of thunder, a blinding light and an experiment that changed the world!"--Publisher's Website.

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