Ben and me book report
"Ben and Me" Literature Unit: Strange BedfellowsAnthropomorphism 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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Robert 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. With Amos hidden in his hat prompting him, Ben seems much brighter than he is.
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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.
Ever wonder where inventors get their ideas? As it turns out, the great inventor Benjamin Franklin got his best ideas from a mouse named Amos! Funny, interesting and wise, this classic tale has been a favorite for generations. Once you've met Amos and read his account, you'll never think of Ben Franklin-or American history-quite the same way. Explore this historical time period even further in this new edition of award-winning author Robert Lawson's classic tale, with additional bonus material, including a map of Ben Franklin's travels! Ben and Me : Walt Disney Example: your sister received an increase in her allowance, when you were the one that cleaned up the toy room, not her.
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. Lawson details the story of the mouse, Amos, his childhood, parents and many siblings and how Amos found his way to Benjamin Franklin's home. Of course the mouse could talk and would freely give Ben advice every day. Mr Franklin was very accomplished and Lawson describes these accomplishments in separate chapters. Amos claimed many of Ben's inventions as his own idea and made fun of the fact that Ben thought that he had discovered them!