When Benjamin Franklin decides to quit, it’s up to the Blast to the Past friends to find him and get history back on track in this sixth book in the Blast to the Past series.
Abigail and her friends can’t believe it—Babs Magee has finally convinced someone to quit, and that someone is Benjamin Franklin! Not only is he an important Founding Father, he invented the lightning rod, bifocals, and more. Babs is making a terrible mess of history, and it’s up to the third-grade time travelers to put things right.
But no matter how far back the kids go, Babs is always one step ahead of them. Will they be able to find Ben and stop Babs in time to save history?
Stacia Deutsch is the author of more than fifty children’s books, including the eight-book, award-winning chapter book series Blast to the Past. She has also written the tween novel Mean Ghouls as well as books for the Nancy Drew and the Clue Crew and The Boxcar Children series. Stacia has been on the New York Times bestseller list for the novelizations of the Cloudy with a Chance of Meatballs and TheSmurfs movies. For new releases and school visit information, visit StaciaDeutsch.com.
Guy Francis was born and raised in Provo, Utah. He lived in the city but was raised on a farm. As a child, he spent many summers working and playing on his family ranch, where he and his dad, brothers designed and built a cabin. Now, it’s a place they all go to relax. Guy began illustrating at the age of nine. His first projects included his 4th grade bulletin board and numerous cartoon characters commissioned by his friends for 25¢. It wasn’t until high school that Guy realized a person could make a living being an artist, and while attending Brigham Young University, he got his first children’s picture book job illustrating Showdown at Slickrock by Pat Bagley. Since then, he has published a variety of work including book covers, children’s games, early chapter books, and picture books. He is thrilled to be making a living doing what he loves. Guy has always liked building, fixing, or creating things. His current projects range from fixing up his rusty old ‘46 Chevy pickup truck to remodeling a studio in his home. Guy also enjoys his model trains, flying RC airplanes, camping, and rock climbing. His wife, Lorien, and their four children, Calvin, Samantha, Madeline, and Max, are pretty good art critics and often visit the studio in his home to help out.
Publisher: Aladdin (September 2, 2014)
Length: 128 pages
Grades: 2 - 5
Ages: 7 - 10
Lexile ® 640L
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