By Mara Rockliff
Illustrated by Iacopo Bruno

“Together, Rockliff and Bruno make the scientific method seem exciting, and kids interested in science and history will likely be, well, mesmerized.” — Booklist (starred review)

When American inventor Benjamin Franklin arrives in Paris, he is upstaged by a compelling and enigmatic figure: Dr. Mesmer. In elaborately staged shows, Mesmer has Parisians believing he can control a magic force that changes the taste of water, cures illness, and controls thoughts! Can Ben Franklin’s approach of observing, hypothesizing, and testing get to the bottom of Mesmer’s tricks? A rip-roaring, lavishly illustrated peek into a fascinating moment in history shows the development of the scientific method — and reveals the amazing power of the human mind.

  • A completely fresh approach to a fascinating historical account set in Paris and told with a suspenseful swagger sure to captivate any audience.
  • Celebrates beloved American icon Benjamin Franklin and offers an insightful portrayal of the Scientific Method in practice.
  • Iacopo Bruno's dazzling illustrations bring this story vividly to life.

About the author

Mara Rockliff is the author of many books for children, including The Busiest Street in Town and Me and Momma and Big John, winner of a Golden Kite Award. Mara Rockliff lives in eastern Pennsylvania with her family.

About the illustrator

Iacopo Bruno is an illustrator and graphic designer living in Milan, Italy.

ISBN: 9780763695156
Imprint: Candlewick
Distributor: Walker Australia-HEDS
Binding: Paperback
Release Date: September 1, 2017
Dimensions: 270 x 240mm, 48pp
Stock Status: Confirmed
Australian RRP: $14.99
New Zealand RRP: $16.99
Stock Level: Out Of Stock

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